Marshall Aerospace and Marshall Land Systems combine forces


Marshall Aerospace and Marshall Land Systems are to combine forces to create a single entity: Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group. This new combined company will be created on 1st January 2013 and will see the formation of Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group as an exciting new force in the aerospace and defence sector; providing customers with the services they require in the air, on the ground or at sea.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace, will lead Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group. He comments: “We’re embarking on a very profound company structural change  to combine the skills, capabilities and experiences of two great companies.”

Both Marshall Aerospace and Marshall Land Systems have proud records of exceptional customer service which is linked to outstanding quality and performance within defence and civil markets; and Marshall Land Systems was rated the UK Ministry of Defence’s No. 1 Supplier in 2011. Increasingly, the two companies have been working together, and combining them into Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group will result in a much larger footprint in national and international markets.

Steve Fitz-Gerald concludes: “Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group will, from a business capabilities perspective, be greater than the sum of the parts, and we have a very strong platform from which to springboard into 2013.”

About Marshall Aerospace

Marshall Aerospace is the United Kingdom’s leading independent aerospace company and is renowned and respected for its quality-of-service, engineering excellence, flexibility and reliability.

Marshall Aerospace uses its engineering expertise and proven programme management skills to deliver best-in-class, cost-effective and innovative solutions that add value to its customers’ activities.

Marshall Aerospace is an independent service provider - specialising in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of aircraft - and its capabilities include: engineering design, manufacture and test; and the provision of personnel, training and advice.

Marshall Aerospace has one of the largest aerospace engineering teams in the UK - covering all aspects of design, test, certification and support, in civil and military regulatory environments - and is recognised for its innovative solutions and ability to deliver on-time and to-cost.
Marshall Aerospace holds many type approvals - granted by national and international authorities, airlines, airframe manufacturers and defence agencies – enabling the company to design and certify modifications on a number of commercial and military platforms.
Marshall Aerospace is expert in supporting OEM’s with the design, manufacture, test and certification of platform modifications, either post-line fitment for retro-fitting or upgrades; as well as products for new build line fit.

Marshall Aerospace, with its extensive capabilities and type approvals, has established enduring partnerships with military and civil OEMs, operators and suppliers worldwide.

About Marshall Land Systems

Marshall Land Systems, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, specialises in the provision of innovative equipment and services across the defence, security and humanitarian sectors.

Marshall Land Systems’ core capabilities reside in Protected Workspace, Deployable Medical Solutions, Vehicle Engineering, Survivability, Capability Development and In-service Support.

Marshall Land Systems places great emphasis on partnerships - with customers, suppliers and industry partners - and is widely recognised as a company that “works for you”. This approach has seen Marshall Land Systems ranked as the UK MoD’s No.1 supplier in 2011.

Marshall Land Systems’ capabilities are underpinned by expertise in project and programme management; with a reputation of delivering to time, budget and specification.

Marshall Land Systems has recently established Marshall Land Systems Australia Pty Ltd and Marshall SV Norway to support on-going regional activity.

The formation of Marshall Land Systems in 2008 drew together the land systems businesses of the Marshall Group, incorporating Marshall Specialist Vehicles, Marshall Vehicle Engineering and Marshall System Design Group.


For further information, please contact:
Heather Cox
Head of Marketing Communications
Marshall Aerospace
Tel: +44 (0)7823 536007



Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.

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