Marshall Aviation Services affirms its paint capabilities


Marshall Aviation Services, part of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, has been awarded a preferred supplier agreement with Isle of Wight based manufacturer, Britten-Norman to undertake exterior paint work on up to 15 of its Islander and Defender aircraft.

The year-long agreement which was ratified at the end of 2013 represents an important and substantial win for Marshall Aviation Services who will paint both new factory-fitted and refurbished aircraft at its Broughton, North Wales facility. According to the UK’s sole remaining privately owned civil aircraft manufacturer, it selected Marshall Aviation Services following the company’s outstanding paint work on a Britten-Norman Islander in August. Work on the first newly painted Islander has recently been completed.

Andrew Tarry, Paint and Interior Sales Manager, Marshall Aviation Services, comments: “We are delighted that a company with such heritage and standing as Britten-Norman has selected Marshall Aviation Services as its preferred supplier. Our ability to win such a contract is testament to our skill and capabilities in exterior paint following considerable investment in the facility.”

Marshall Aviation Services offers a state-of-the-art twin bay paint facility and paint design centre capable of handling three super midsize jets at any one time. The facility can support a vast range of aircraft types up to and including the Falcon 2000. The paint facility is complemented by a design studio offering a full upholstery and trim service for seats, divans and other interior needs, all of which is supported by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 21 Design Organisation Approval status. In addition to interior and exterior refurbishment, the Broughton facility also specialises in MRO, aerostructures, avionics, design engineering and modifications.

Image: William Hynett CEO B-N Group Ltd (left) and Stuart McNeilis Head of Sales and Customer Relations, Marshall Aviation Services.


Marshall Aviation Services ( is responsible for all of Marshall ADG’s business and commercial aviation activities, including the management of Cambridge International Airport.   Across its Broughton, Cambridge and Oxford locations it offers solutions including: maintenance, modification, refurbishment and conversion of business aircraft to Hawker, King Air and Cessna Citation aircraft amongst others.  The company also provides aircraft management and charter through FlairJet; sales of new Beechcraft Aircraft across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia; hangarage at Cambridge International Airport; and within JETability, aircraft brokerage and complementary services tailored to the requirements of business aircraft owners and operators.


For further information, please contact:

Oliver Drury                                                                           
Head of Marketing Support                                                   
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group                               
Tel:      +44 (0)1223 373865                                                  
Mob:    +44 (0)7771 947225

Alison Chambers
Emerald Media
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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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