Cambridge-based engineering firm wins contract to provide services to French Air Force fleet

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is to provide engineering services to the French Air Force flee

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is to provide engineering services to the French Air Force fleet of 14 C-130H aircraft. Picture: JAN OSTROWSKI - Credit: Jan Ostrowski

An East Anglian engineering firm has won a contract to provide its services to the French Air Force fleet of 14 C-130H aircraft

Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group said it was “proud” to be trusted to support the fleet.

Chief executive Alistair McPhee said: “Our experience, knowledge and skills, gained over 50 years on the C-130 platform is proven and we are extremely pleased to have won this competitive process.” He added: “This new contract to support the French Air Force C-130H fleet further strengthens our customer base, as we continue to expand the range of services that we deliver to international C-130 operators.”

The contract was awarded by the state-owned Service Industriel de l’Aéronautique (SIAé). The contract involves technical services over a transition period, followed by four years of full service delivery with two additional option periods.