Aircraft operators can maximise the operational readiness and availability of their aircraft fleet by working with Marshall to provide low risk depth maintenance solutions based on proven past performance that maximises the full spectrum of MRO capabilities and efficiencies, whilst maintaining quality and world-class service. By harnessing our industry-leading engineering capabilities, highly skilled workforce and proven project management expertise, we are able to take ownership of (and responsibility for) a host of maintenance and support activities, reducing risk and cost for our customers. Our MRO services take an overall risk-reducing ‘partnered approach’ and make the most of our trusted and long-standing relationships with airframe and equipment OEMs, operators, industry bodies and other stakeholders.
Marshall is permitted to perform maintenance operations under its MRP-145 Approval.
Marshall’s aircraft support facilities are fully equipped with stores, offices and back shops (such as workshop areas, trim shop and wood detail) as necessary. Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art aircraft refinishing facility (commissioned in 2015) with capacity to paint aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 747-400, an Engine Ground Running enclosure, a Compass Swing Bay and onsite fire crew to provide emergency support as well as providing the flexibility to defuel/refuel the aircraft in different locations. The airport is privately owned by the Marshall Group, which allows us to have full control over all aspects of aircraft movements affording us maximum flexibility.
Specific to the C-130 Hercules, Marshall has supported this iconic transport aircraft since the 1960s when the C-130K model entered service with the Royal Air Force. In addition, Marshall was the first organisation to receive approval as a Hercules Service Centre (HSC) for C-130 B to H models in 1974 and the first organisation in 2009 to receive approval as a Heavy Maintenance Centre (HMC) for C-130J from Lockheed Martin. Marshall supported the entry into service of the very first C-130J in 1999 with the Royal Air Force and continues to support this fleet today, clearly demonstrating our proud position as the most experienced C-130 support provider in the world. Through the current Hercules Integrated Operational Support (HIOS) contract with the Royal Air Force and the close working relationship and cooperation with Lockheed Martin, Marshall has gained an unrivalled level of experience in supporting the C-130J. Building upon this wealth of experience, our reputation as a trusted long-term partner has enabled Marshall over the last 55 years to secure and maintain multi-year support contracts with the largest portfolio of international C-130 operators across all continents of the world. Today, Marshall is proud to be supporting the C-130 fleets of Armed Forces across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.