Marshall of Cambridge has evolved over more than a century to become one of the UK’s leading engineering companies, and its Aerospace and Defence Group is a major player with a worldwide reputation for excellence. Within the group is the Aviation Services division (Booth 1019), which effectively parents the commercial operations, including MRO and aircraft charter.
“Marshall is committed to business aviation,” said Steve Jones, managing director of Marshall Aviation Services, “and we want to grow it, either organically or through acquisition.” Jones has been in charge since May last year with a remit to expand the business aviation side. As former general manager of Al Bateen and managing director of Oxford Airport, he knows what it takes to establish successful operations and has set in motion expansion programs troughout the Aviation Services portfolio.
For nearly 30 years Marshall Business Aviation has been an authorized service center for the Cessna Citation, serving customers such as NetJets with an extensive support network that includes deep maintenance at Cambridge, and AOG operations throughout Europe. Now the MRO facility is looking to expand by bringing in work from other OEMs, a process that may bear fruit later this year.
What is new to Marshall is pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisition brokerage. This already has achieved significant success, with the first sale completed this month. As part of the portfolio Marshall can provide pre-sale inspection and low-cost hangarage.