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First US Marine Corps aircraft arrives in Cambridge under Marshall Aerospace and Defence maintenance contract

The first US Marine Corps aircraft due for maintenance under Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s new multi-million dollar contract has arrived in Cambridge.

The C-130 has recently returned from a deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, from the North Africa Response Force.

The US Marine Corps KC-130J at Cambridge Airport for routine maintenance by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. Picture: MADG (43630182)
The US Marine Corps KC-130J at Cambridge Airport for routine maintenance by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. Picture: MADG (43630182)

Marshall will carry out depot-level maintenance under its 10-year deal with NAVAIR, Naval Air Systems Command at its C130-MRO facilities in Cambridge.

Chief executive Gary Moynehan said: “The arrival of the first US Marine Corps aircraft is a very significant and exciting milestone for our business and I know that the team will deliver our usual standards of exceptional service to this important customer.

“We have made significant progress in growing our international business over recent years and I believe we have now established Marshall as the global leader in C-130 depth maintenance and I am incredibly proud that so many nations are choosing to put their fleet in the hands of a privately owned British company.”

Marshall won the multiple award contract this year after an international competition that included pre-solicitation audits and demonstration of past performance. It now supports 17 government C-130 fleets around the world.

Commander Randy J Berti, Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific commanding officer, said: “We’re thrilled to begin directly contributing to the sustainment requirement of Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) with the induction of our first Marine Corps KC-130J at MADG.

“Recognised as a global leader on the C-130 platform, MADG aligns well with the FRC Western Pacific mission emphasising agility, quality, and safety to return a premier product to the customer.

“We couldn’t be happier to be partnered with MADG, and together, look forward to positively impacting the future operational readiness of the C-130 fleet.”

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