The Marshall companies have been internationally associated with aerospace engineering for over ninety years. The Company employs over 1,800 people and is based on an site with of covered hangar space. Marshall Aerospace
is located at, owns and operates Cambridge Airport
Marshall Aerospace has the capabilities of an aircraft manufacturing company, covering all aspects of design, manufacture, maintenance, modification, conversion and logistic support of military, commercial and business aircraft. The company works on a large variety of aircraft types and projects world wide.
Modification and Maintenance
- Marshall Aerospace has been involved with all levels of aircraft maintenance, modification and conversion for more than seventy years. The Company has the authorisation and experience to work on a range of aircraft from Cessna Citations to Boeing 747s in civil use, and from the C-130 Hercules to the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar for the military. Marshall Aerospace carries out maintenance from routine daily maintenance to a full aircraft depot level checks.
- All forms of conversions, re-configurations, modifications and repairs can be designed and implemented by Marshall Aerospace. The Company’s commercial aircraft hangar can house a range of different aircraft, for example a Boeing 747-400, an MD-11 and 2 A320s. Marshall also has other substantial hangar space that can hold up 12 C-130 Hercules aircraft.
- Marshall Aerospace has been the UK Designated Company for the Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules since 1966 and Sister Design Authority since 1988. The Company oversaw the introduction of 25 2nd generation C-130Js and the retirement of half of the RAF's 1st generation aircraft. The Company is the Design Authority for the RAF fleet of Tristar Tanker and Freighter aircraft, and is also the appointed Sister Design Authority for the RAF Boeing E-3D Sentry. Major maintenance and modification activity is undertaken on all these types, plus a complete range of other military and commercial aircraft.
- The company has a long history of rapid response to customers, an example being the complete repaint of a Tristar at Cambridge on 16 January 1991, the aircraft was repainted in "desert colours" overnight and flown back to the Gulf for operations on 17 January 1991, the first full day of Operation Desert Storm.
- Since 1998 the Marshall Aerospace technical training department has provided systems training to all levels of engineering. There are various training programmes available for people of all ages, from Apprenticeships and Graduate schemes, through to Adult Re-Training programmes. The courses provided are integral to meeting the business aims of the Company.
- Notable past design achievements have included the design and build of the Concorde droop-nose and visor in 1967, and a vestibular sled for medical research which flew 121 orbits in Space Shuttle Challenger on STS-61-A in 1985. More recent projects include a variety of passenger to tanker and freighter aircraft conversions, together with the L-1011 converted as a launch vehicle for satellite delivery for Orbital Sciences and production of long range fuel tanks for Boeing 747-400ER and Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, as well as for the P-8A Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft.