Marshall Business Aviation positions itself for the future.

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

As part of the overall development strategy for Cambridge Airport and Marshall Business Aviation (MBA), it has been decided to bring together all business aviation-related activities under the management of Steve Jones, Managing Director, MBA/MEA.

For practical purposes, this will include the overall responsibility for the development of business aviation strategy, the management of business aviation, hangars and ramp facilities and the FBO (fixed base operations) which is currently franchised operationally to ExecuJet.

The Airport will continue to be responsible for the on-going supply of Airport Services, the care and maintenance of the facilities and the custodian of strategic airport development projects.

Marshall Aerospace appointed Steve Jones as Managing Director of Business Aviation (MBA) and sister company the business charter arm Marshall Executive Aviation (MEA) in May this year. Prior to joining Marshalls Steve was General Manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi and prior to that served as Managing Director at Oxford Airport where he oversaw the launch of the Oxfordjet FBO.

Steve Jones commented: "This change is designed with our customers in mind and supports the plan to grow our overall business aviation traffic and create an important and successful business aviation hub. Through dedicated management focus, our existing activities will be combined and optimised, allowing for new products to be developed and launched within a high quality, 'one stop shop' concept."

"It is very pleasing to see this natural progression of our service which is being carried out solely with our customers in mind," said Robert Marshall, Marshall Group Chief Executive.

Marshall Aerospace, one of the country's longest established aerospace firms, established in 1937, has an extensive array of type approvals recognised by national and international authorities, airlines, airframe manufacturers and defence agencies, enabling the organisation to design and certify modifications and perform maintenance on a number of civil and military platforms.

  • About Marshall Business Aviation:

• Marshall Business Aviation is part of Marshall Aerospace, which specialises in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of Cessna Citation aircraft.

• Marshall Business Aviation's comprehensive services are tailored to meet the requirements of the operators and owners of executive and charter aircraft; and to satisfy all customer expectations in terms of timeframes, quality and aesthetics.

• Marshall Business Aviation is a Cessna Authorised Service facility for the Citation 500 series aircraft and can complete warranty work; and the company currently looks after approximately 10% of all European registered Cessna aircraft.

• Marshall Business Aviation can undertake standard maintenance and service work and project manage cabin refurbishments, and livery can also be changed in the company's own paint shop.

• Marshall Business Aviation's services are independent (they are not just 'add-ons' to aircraft sales), and the company undertakes pre-buy inspections and offers fixed-price quoting.

• Marshall Business Aviation is experienced in dealing with AOG and aircraft recovery, and has engineers available to support an aircraft wherever it is in Europe

• Marshall Aerospace appointed Steve Jones as Managing Director of Business Aviation (MBA) and Marshall Executive Aviation (MEA) in May 2012. Before joining MBA/MEA - business units within Marshall Aerospace - Jones was, over the course of the last two years, General Manager of three General Aviation Airports in the United Arab Emirates; and prior to his time in the Middle East he was the Managing Director at Oxford Airport in the UK.

  • About Marshall Aerospace:

• Marshall Aerospace is the United Kingdom's leading independent aerospace company and is renowned and respected for its quality-of-service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

• Marshall Aerospace uses its engineering expertise and proven programme management skills to deliver best-in-class, cost-effective and innovative solutions that add value to its customers' activities.

• Marshall Aerospace is an independent service provider - specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of aircraft - and its capabilities include: engineering design, manufacture and test; and the provision of personnel, training and advice.

• Marshall Aerospace has one of the largest aerospace engineering teams in the UK - covering all aspects of design, test, certification and support, in civil and military regulatory environments - and is recognised for its innovative solutions and ability to deliver on-time and to-cost.

• Marshall Aerospace holds many type approvals - granted by national and international authorities, airlines, airframe manufacturers and defence agencies - enabling the company to design and certify modifications on a number of commercial and military platforms.

• Marshall Aerospace is expert in supporting OEM's with the design, manufacture, test and certification of platform modifications, either post-line fitment for retro-fitting or upgrades; as well as products for new build line fit.

• Marshall Aerospace, with its extensive capabilities and type approvals, has established enduring partnerships with military and civil OEMs, operators and suppliers worldwide.

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