Marshall Aviation Services adds Birmingham UK, FBO to its extensive capabilities.

Sunday 17th May 2015

  • Marshall
  • Marshall FBO Birmingham

Will offer MRO, aircraft sales on brand new aircraft type.

Marshall Aviation Services, the business aviation-focused arm of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, is preparing to expand activities at its newly secured Fixed Based Operation (FBO) facility at Birmingham International Airport, UK.

The Birmingham FBO will also be home to a new aircraft sales office for Marshall Aircraft Sales, specific to a new business jet type it will support as Northern Europe sales distributor.

Marshall formally re-opened the Birmingham FBO in March, after undergoing a refresh, in keeping with its corporate colours.  Since that time business has been steadily picking up with an increasing number of arriving business jets.   Marshall also recently welcomed new tenant companies, Jets4UDirect.com and expanding aircraft valeting company Fly Bright, while business aviation operator Cello Aviation is expanding its base at the FBO with a B737-400 arriving in June to complement its VIP BAE 146 and Avro RJ85 business aircraft models.

Marshall agreed a long term lease of the 2011-built FBO at the start of this year, having first visited and reviewed the business immediately after EBACE 2014.  The facility offers comprehensive amenities for both flight crew and passengers, including crew rest facilities, flight planning rooms, and visitor or residential crew offices.

The glass fronted 4,000m² (44,000 sq.ft.) facility also includes 2,500m² (27,000sq.ft) of hangarage space which will be available both to resident and ad-hoc visiting aircraft.  Fuel partner Avfuel was also signed up in March.

The addition of the Birmingham FBO adds to the already extensive capabilities of Marshall Aviation Services includes sales and acquisition, management and charter, training, maintenance, refurbishment, refinishing, upgrades, CAMO and AOG.  This full spectrum of capabilities allows Marshall Aviation Services to offer unrivalled through life support.

"We intend to capitalise on Birmingham Airport's central location, especially convenient for the city and surrounding region which is home to over 75,000 companies including major global players and a vibrant conference location.  The airport's 24/7 opening hours, long 3,052m (10,000ft) runway; and plenty of competitively priced apron parking to help attract the largest of business aviation aircraft," said Marshall Aviation Services Vice President Business Development James Dillon-Godfray, adding "being centrally based and at the heart of the motorway networks helps with ground transportation links - also the multiple commercial flights, enable private aircraft crews to reposition with ease."

Over £17 million infrastructure investment at Cambridge Airport

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is making a £17 million investment in its runway and associated infrastructure.  Work, carried out by UK construction group Lagan, also includes improvements for taxiways, drainage systems and airfield lighting.   In addition to its business aviation movements, supported by an FBO managed by ExecuJet, (just acquired by LuxAviation) which employs some 80 personnel at Cambridge Airport, the airport hosts four times weekly scheduled services from British Airways Franchise Company Denmark's SunAir of Scandinavia. SunAir flies Dornier 328 Jet services to Gothenburg (largely frequented by resident blue chip company Astra Zeneca) plus seasonal flights to Verona and Jersey.

Cambridge Airport supports a thriving high tech industry and Science Park and a strong academic community - all requiring quick and easy access to key financial and industries cities in Europe.  Its 6447ft/1,965 m runway with full ATC and airport services (fire and ATC to CAT 7 level) making it suitable for jets up to B757 and Airbus ACJ/A320 size.   The airport recently delivered three Boeing 757s from Kazakhstan national carrier Air Astana which came in for refinishing at the recently opened refinishing facility which can accept both commercial and military aircraft up to 747-400 and A330 size.

Win a free landing ...

During the European Business Aviation Convention (EBACE) in Geneva 20th-23rd Stand No T131  Marshall Aviation Services Birmingham Facility Manager Freddie Judge will be running a a daily business card draw to win a free landing and a day's parking.   The offer is valid through to the end of the year.

About Marshall Services

Marshall Aviation Services (www.marshallas.com) is responsible for Marshall ADG's business and commercial aviation activities, including the management of Cambridge International Airport.   Across its Cambridge, Oxford and Broughton locations it draws on over eight decades of aviation experience, providing a comprehensive offering of business aviation services.

From management, charter, charter, training, maintenance, CAMO, hangarage, AOG, refinishing, refurbishment, modification and upgrade MAS capabilities are enhanced by key OEM partnerships. Marshall Aviation Services provides a vital service and support role in the EMEA region with specialist expertise on Cessna and Bombardier platforms as well as expertise on Textron Aviation Hawker and Beechcraft products.  Its engineering capability extends to complex modifications, including interior and exterior refurbishment and avionic and cabin upgrades.  Early in 2015 it secured a long term lease on an executive handling facility, FBO at Birmingham International Airport.

Marshall Aircraft Sales Limited (www.marshallaircraftsales.com) offers knowledge, skills and experience that provide its customers with peace of mind throughout the process of buying, owning and selling a business or private aircraft.  As part of Marshall Aviation Services, we benefit from the resources and expertise of the UK's largest independent aerospace company and are trusted for the sale and acquisition of business aircraft.

FlairJe t (www.flair-jet.com) was founded in 2009.  It obtained its UK AOC in December of that year.  From its base at Birmingham International Airport the company has established itself as a dynamic aircraft management company with a strong track record in charter sales. In March 2013 the company was acquired by the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to become the lead charter company for Marshall Aviation Services' expanding business aviation portfolio.   FlairJet has six aircraft types on its AOC.  A Phenom 100, London Oxford Airport based; a Phenom 300, Ibiza based; a King Air 350 based out of Broughton, a Cessna Citation Mustang, Birmingham based, a Citation XL and Citation Bravo, both based out of London Luton Airport.

FlairJet's management has lent its technical expertise to Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 operators all around the world and its training department is actively involved in supporting private owners, other AOC operators and approved training organisations throughout Europe. The company has managed the acquisition, acceptance and delivery of over 30 Embraer aircraft.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (www.marshalladg.com) specialises in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft; 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.  The company is valued for its integrity, performance and customer focus which has been demonstrated through its innovative solutions and ability to deliver on-time and to-cost.  Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies which employs over 4,500 people.  The 105-year old company has 80 years' experience in aviation and has an annual turnover in excess of £1.3bn.

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