Our part in keeping RAF Marham operational
The impending arrival of the UK’s new F-35 aircraft to its home at RAF Marham involved the development of major infrastructure including rebuilding the secondary runway and resurfacing the main runway. This all had to happen whilst the airfield remained fully operational for the Tornado Force based at the site.
One of the critical elements on a military fast jet runway is the arrestor gear which is designed to stop aircraft in the event of an emergency landing or aborted take-off. In 2016 Marshall was awarded the contract for maintenance and engineering support for the RAF’s Rotary Hydraulic Arrestor Gear (RHAG) and its Portable Aircraft Arrestor Gear (PAAG).
When the refurbishment work at RAF Marham was being planned Marshall was called to install two RHAG systems on the rebuilt secondary runway to keep it fully operational whilst the primary runway was being refurbished and extended.