January 16, 2014 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has been awarded a long-term contract by the Netherlands Defence Material Organisation. They will support a number of systems on the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s newly modernized fleet of Hercules C-130s under a new contract announced on 15 January.
RNlAF C-130H-30 G-273 arrives at McChord AFB, Washington on July 16, 2007. Rodeo 2007, hosted by Air Mobility Command, is a readiness competition of U.S. and international mobility forces. [USAF photo by Senior Airman Jacqueline Kabluyen]
The company recently performed Cockpit Upgrade (CUP) and Cabin Safety Improvement (CSIMP) modification work on the Dutch fleet.
Marshall ADG will provide the Netherlands Defence Material Organization (DMO) with airworthiness, maintenance and reliability information gathered from the OEMs that supplied this equipment, under a CUP and CSIMP Sustainment Programme (CCSP) agreement.
In addition to acting as a single point of contact for the sustainment of the items that comprise these systems, Marshall ADG will provide the DMO with guidance on the airworthiness procedures of the Netherlands Military Airworthiness Authority.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO, Marshall ADG, said: ‘This innovative long-term sustainment contract follows on from the recent successful modification, refurbishment and upgrade of the fleet where we designed, integrated, installed, tested and certified the CUP and CSIMP which make the RNLAF’s aircraft some of the most capable C-130Hs in the world.’
Marshall’s relationship with the C-130 platform and its OEM, Lockheed Martin, dates back to the early 1960s and, in addition to standard MRO and deeper maintenance work, the company has performed more than 1,500 modifications and upgrades for over 35 C-130 military and civil operators worldwide.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is located in Cambridge UK and specializes in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft; and defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture. Its capabilities include engineering design, manufacture and test, systems integration, maintenance and product support, and the provision of personnel, training and advice.