Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group (Marshall ADG) has purchased Beechcraft’s flagship European MRO business, Hawker Beechcraft Ltd., at Broughton, in north Wales. The site, also known as Hawker Beechcraft Services Chester, has provided a full range of maintenance, modification, paint, and upgrade services to owners of Hawker and Beechcraft aircraft for over 50 years.
The business will now be known as Marshall Aviation Services.
Announcing the deal, which was signed on Aug. 30, 2013 in Witchita, Kan., Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall ADG made the comments: “We are committed to a strategy of building our civil aerospace business and I am delighted that Hawker Beechcraft Ltd. has become part of Marshall Aviation Services. This is our second business aviation acquisition this year and demonstrates our ambition to grow and become a major player in the business and commercial aviation marketplace.”
Marshall ADG will continue to provide a service and support role for Beechcraft throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and has been granted authorized service center status for Hawker and King Air aircraft.
Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support, says: “We view the transition of our service facility to Marshall as a positive development for customers, employees, and the aviation industry in the region.”
Marshall Aviation Services also plans to broaden the range of aircraft types supported at Broughton and leverage its design and integration expertise to provide aircraft manufacturers, governments and specialist operators with innovative engineering and support solutions to satisfy special mission requirements.
Marshall Aviation Services is responsible for all of Marshall ADG’s business and commercial aviation activities, including maintenance, modification, refurbishment, and conversion of business aircraft.
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Source: www.onlineamd.com; September 4, 2013.