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Martin-Baker Australia and Pilatus sign MRO deal

Posted 6 July 2017 · Add Comment

Martin-Baker Australia and Pilatus Aircraft have today signed a Letter of Intent for Martin-Baker Australia to provide Ejection Seat Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul for the Royal Australian Air Force PC-21 aircraft.



The agreement proposes a seven year firm fixed price solution with rolling Contract Change Proposals out to 20 years.

Andrew Eden, Martin-Baker Australia Managing Director said: “This arrangement makes sense under a performance based contract, we are best able to provide this service efficiently and manage and control the risk and liability associated with our product and this proposal flows that down to us. It represents the same partnership with Pilatus for through-life support and sustainment that we have during design, development and production.”

ISO9001:2015 certification of the Martin-Baker Integrated Management System (IMS) was granted last week by Southpac Aerospace. This IMS covers both Quality and Safety Management within the company and provides the foundation for the future DASA Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Exposition.

Andrew Martin, Martin-Baker Aircraft Company’s Director of Business Development said: “The services covered by this agreement are the reason we formed Martin-Baker Australia. To provide the best possible sustainment solutions to our end users at the best possible price. To take this from the idea in our board room to potentially a Life of Type agreement on a large fleet of aircraft like the RAAF PC-21 is a great achievement.”

Rob Oliver, Pilatus’ Director Defence Australia , said: “We’re looking forward to this partnership and are pleased to continue our long relationship with Martin Baker; a comprehensive service arrangement for the Egress Systems with the OEM of the ejection seats is a robust and elegant solution. This also increases our commitment to a new in-country Australian industry capability supporting the PC-21.”

The first maintenance under the agreement will be due in mid-2018, ramping up to full capacity within two years.

 

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