Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group signs MoU with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions

1 December 2016

L-R Paul Hutton, CEO of Cranfield Aerospace. Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group have signed a memorandum of understanding with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, owned by Cranfield University.

The MoU covers collaboration in various aspects of aerospace and aviation engineering, including concept, design, IP, conversion, modification, manufacture, test, operation, installation, certification maintenance, support and training. In addition to this, the MoU encourages the establishment of joint working groups to examine and define proposal for joint programs in the areas decided upon by both businesses.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, commented “innovation is in the life-blood of our business and we are committed to continue developing and delivering our strategy of growth with key partners”.

Paul Hutton, CEO of Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, commented “There are clear synergies and opportunities that we can add value to – our combined capabilities and engineering experience is proven”.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, added “Today Marshall supports over 10 Air Forces, Governments, major OEM’s, airlines and operators around the world. We have the second biggest design house in the U.K. and have just celebrated the award of our second Queen’s Award in three years for International Trade – we are looking forward to increasing our footprint globally and working collaboratively with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions to deliver for our customers”.

Paul Hutton added: “Marshall has a proud heritage with a strong focus on the future, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions has an unrivalled reputation for innovating in the most challenging aerospace projects. We are excited about the opportunities ahead and I believe that our complementary capabilities will make a compelling prospect”.