The Cambridgeshire based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has picked up an impressive possibly 'brexit' proof gong from the USA. It has been awarded along with 480 other suppliers, a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award.
Marshall designed and manufactures the auxiliary fuel tank system for the P-8 maritime patrol aircraft, the military derivative of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft and used as a refuelling and VIP transport platform. To date Marshall has delivered more than 500 tank sets to support the Boeing P-8 programme.
Britain is purchasing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing in a contract estimated to be worth £2bn, The jets – based on the workhorse 737 airliner - will protect the Royal Navy’s nuclear missile submarines and new fleet of aircraft carriers, though very little of the work on them will be carried out in the UK. Marshalls auxiliary tank system being one of the exceptions.
The Performance Excellence Awards recognise suppliers who have achieved superior performance for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 2015 to September 2016. Marshall was one of more than 480 suppliers that were recognised with this award.
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