The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) and the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) have each awarded Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (Marshall ADG) a contract for the inspection and maintenance of C-130J aircraft of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force. These contracts resulted from an innovative collaborative procurement process between the NDLO and DALO.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: “We are delighted and extremely proud to be awarded these contracts by NDLO and DALO. We look forward to continuing our support of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force and to delivering improved value and availability through these first-of-their-kind contracts.”
Marshall ADG began working with Norway in 1977 and Denmark in 1996.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force each have four C-130J aircraft which will now be covered by these collaborative enabling contracts. The initial contracts are for four years with options to extend out to seven years.
The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Business Minister, said: “Winning this contract to maintain C-130J aircraft for both the Royal Norwegian Air Force and the Royal Danish Air Force is testament to the skills and expertise of the company’s workforce.
“Exports are crucial to rebalancing our economy and ensuring we succeed in this globally competitive market. The UK is the number one exporter of defence equipment and services in Europe, the number two worldwide and the Government is committed to supporting this country’s defence exports.
“The UK Defence Sector is a major part of the economy, employing over 100,000 people in high value, high tech jobs. That is why we are working closely with industry through the Defence Growth Partnership to tackle barriers to growth, boost exports and grow high value jobs.”
Fitz-Gerald concludes: “Over the last 45 years, through providing engineering and support solutions for 35 countries, we have gained the knowledge, skills and capabilities to create innovative and unique solutions for our customers. This collaborative initiative is a clear demonstration of how Governments and Industry can work closely together to achieve maximum value whilst sustaining aircraft availability”.