Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group delivers its 400th production auxiliary fuel tank for Boeing's P-8 program

Tuesday 5th July 2016

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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has delivered its 400th production auxiliary fuel tank in support of Boeing's P-8 maritime patrol aircraft program, has confirmed orders for more tanks through to mid-2018 and is set to increase its production rate.

Since July 2012, every tank has been delivered on time, enabling Marshall to retain its GOLD rating for 'delivery performance' under the Boeing Enterprise Supplier Tool (BEST) rating system, which is reviewed on a 12-month cycle.

The P-8 maritime patrol aircraft is a military derivative of Boeing's 737-800 platform and the auxiliary fuel tanks, which are fitted by Boeing, extend the flight range of the aircraft and allow for additional time to perform the mission.

 Marshall is supplying the auxiliary fuel tanks in ship sets of six, along with a number of Line Replaceable Units and components.

 Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: "The auxiliary tanks are a Marshall design, so to be manufacturing, testing and delivering them on time, to quality and to cost every time demonstrates our ability to support Boeing with key programmes".

About Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group ( is a leading independent aerospace and defence company, specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military and commercial aircraft, business aviation services (including sales, charter services), the design and manufacture of special mission vehicles and shelters for the armed forces and humanitarian aid organisations, and the provision of personnel and training into advanced engineering sectors.

The company's primary customers are major platform OEMs - such as Boeing, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin and Embraer - commercial airlines (supported through cabin upgrades, including IFE upgrades, and refinishing programmes) and major MRO organisations.

The company has more than 80 years' experience in aviation and a full-spectrum engineering capability that includes project/product conception, design, manufacture, test, certification, integration/embodiment, in-service support and legacy platform/system sustainment. These capabilities have been exported to more than 30 countries and the company is working with 10 of the world's air forces in relation to the C-130 platform.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is headquartered in Cambridge, where it employs more than 2,000 highly trained personnel on its 800 acre site, which includes 1.2 million ft2 of hangar space plus the company-owned Cambridge Airport. The company also has two other sites in the UK (Broughton in Flintshire, Wales and Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire) and offices in Australia, Canada and The Netherlands.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group, which employs more than 4,500 worldwide and which has a turnover of £1.3 billion.

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