Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has acquired Hawker Beechcraft, the MRO division of US aero manufacturer, Beechcraft.
The Hawker Beecraft Services Centre 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, which will now be known as Marshall Aviation Services, was bought to support the growth of Marshall’s civil aerospace business.
Commenting on the acquisition, which was confirmed on August 30, Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall ADG said: “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.”
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Under its new ownership the Broughton-based MRO facility will continue to services and support role for Beechcraft throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Marshall ADG has been granted Authorised Service Centre status for Beechcraft’s Hawker and King Air aircraft.
In addition the site will be developed to offer new MRO services for an increased range of aircraft. The site will also become a base for design, integration and engineering services for aircraft manufacturers, governments and specialist operators.
Steve Jones, Managing Director of Marshall Aviation Services said that the Hawker Bechcraft acquisition was “exciting” and would lead to the establishment of a pioneering “‘Centre of Excellence for business aviation”.
Mr Jones continued: “The company’s workforce, hangars, interior workshop and customer facilities, along with its established onsite design engineering office, engine bay and state-of-the-art paint facility, are a great platform for us to build on.”