MRO to support specialist company in tender for upgrade to 14 French C-130 Hercules aircraft.
Paris, Amstelveen, 6 June 2013 - AFI KLM E&M signed a contract with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to assist it in its study for the up to 14 C-130 Hercules heavy lift aircraft belonging to the French Air Force. The Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group teamed with AFI KLM E&M to obtain the benefit of its experience in working with the French Ministry of Defense, as well as its development engineering capability. The MRO will thus act in an advisory capacity to Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group in its relations with the French authorities, and will assist it in drafting the technical certification dossier.
Combining the know-how of two leaders
For Jean-Marc Salomon, VP Sales and Key Accounts, "Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is a world class service provider and this cooperation project could mark the beginning of closer relations with AFI KLM E&M. Together, we want to make the best possible offer in order to deserve again trust from the French Air Force. Charles Hughes, Business Development and Strategy Director of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group said: "The experience and expertise of AFI KLM E&M will be a crucial support for the team over the next six months."
About Marshall Aerospace
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group are an independent UK group and a leading aerospace player, which is famed and respected for service quality, technical excellence, flexibility and reliability. As an independent service provider, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group specializes in transformation, modification, overhaul and support services (conversion, modification, maintenance and support) for military, civilian and commercial aircraft. From its 475-hectare corporate headquarters, which has been located at Cambridge Airport since 1937, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group generates annual turnover in excess of 200 million euros and employs a workforce of over 1,900. The company has a worldwide client base and continues to explore global technical support solutions. Although the majority of the group's activities are Cambridge-based, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is also present in Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands.