The first U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules tanker aircraft arrived at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (MADG)’s facility in Cambridge, United Kingdom for depot-level maintenance, on Dec. 18.
The aircraft, which has recently returned from a deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – North Africa Response Force, will complete a Planned Maintenance Interval performed by MADG at its dedicated C-130 MRO facilities in Cambridge.
Marshall ADG won a ten-year multi-million dollar contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide depot-level maintenance to USMC’s 66-strong fleet of KC-130J tanker aircraft deployed worldwide. The Multiple Award Contract (MAC) was issued by Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka after a rigorous international competition that included extensive pre-solicitation audits and demonstration of past performance.
This contract brought the number of Government C-130 fleets Marshall supports to 17.
“The arrival of the first US Marine Corps aircraft is a very significant and exciting milestone for our business and I know that the team will deliver our usual standards of exceptional service to this important customer,” said MADG Chief Executive, Gary Moynehan. “We have made significant progress in growing our international business over recent years and I believe we have now established Marshall as the global leader in C-130 depth maintenance and I am incredibly proud that so many nations are choosing to put their fleet in the hands of a privately owned British company.”
“We’re thrilled to begin directly contributing to the sustainment requirement of Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) with the induction of our first Marine Corps KC-130J at MADG. Recognized as a global leader on the C-130 platform, MADG aligns well with the FRC Western Pacific mission emphasizing agility, quality, and safety to return a premier product to the customer. We couldn’t be happier to be partnered with MADG, and together, look forward to positively impacting the future operational readiness of the C-130 fleet,” said Fleet Readiness Center Western Pacific Commanding Officer, CDR Randy J. Berti.