Marshall acquires Beechcraft MRO in North Wales


Hawker Beechcraft Services Chester will become Marshall Aviation Services.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (Marshall ADG) has announced the purchase of the Beechcraft European MRO business, Hawker Beechcraft Limited. The facility is based at Hawarden Airport in Broughton, North Wales, and is also known as Hawker Beechcraft Services Chester.

Signing the deal on 20 August 2013, Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall, said: “We are committed to a strategy of building our civil aerospace business and I am delighted that Hawker Beechcraft Limited 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 service and support Beechcraft throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa and has been granted authorised service centre status for Hawker and King Air aircraft.

Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support, said: “We view the transition of our service facility to Marshall as a positive development for customers, employees and the aviation industry in the region. We are confident Hawker and Beechcraft owners and operators will continue to receive world-class support through this newly designated authorised service centre. We consider the employees to be one of the facility’s greatest assets and are pleased the Marshall team plans to capitalise on those valuable resources.”

Marshall Aviation Services also plans to broaden the range of aircraft types supported at Broughton.

Steve Jones, managing director of Marshall Aviation Services said: “This exciting acquisition will enable us to focus on developing a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for business aviation. 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.”