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Private Firms Conduct Independent Military Reviews

 - July 13, 2018, 5:30 AM

Atkins Aerospace and Gama Aviation have been providing independent Military Airworthiness Reviews (MARs) on British military aircraft since October 2014. The partners are contracted by the RAF Air Command and the Joint Helicopter Command.

The MAR surveyors have tackled battlefield helicopters, combat jets, large transports, and intelligence-gathering aircraft, as well as training and vintage aircraft. The work has documentary reviews that sometimes encompass more than 50 years of aircraft history. “The team deployed by Atkins and Gama Aviation not only have an intimate understanding of the task but also the operational changes and pressures that the client has to deal with on a daily basis,” said Martin Chalmers, managing director of Atkins’ Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology division.

Atkins is the UK’s largest engineering consultancy. Gama is a UK-headquartered aviation services company that also provides avionics support for some British military helicopters and trainers, and the RAF’s Shadow ISR aircraft (converted Beechcraft King Air 350s).