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Marshall looks to bounce back from UK C-130 setback by focusing on international growth

24th May 2021 - 10:50 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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A RAF C-130J in flight (Photo: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group)

After learning that the UK will take its C-130J fleet out of service 12 years earlier than expected, MRO provider Marshall Aerospace expects to take advantage of international transport aircraft market demand.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (MADG) expects to benefit from 'huge growth' in the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft programme, despite the surprising UK MoD decision to accelerate the retirement of 14 C-130J C5 and C-130J-30 C4 variants from 2035 to 2023.

The company still has 'contractual cover over the majority' of MRO and support work on the RAF Hercules fleet, said CEO Gary Moynehan, and it will partner the MoD in reselling the fleet despite not being entitled to any commission for sales made.

'As the aircraft are UK assets it is up to them [the MoD]

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