MARTIN-BAKER RECEIVES 2012 BOEING PERFORMANCE AWARD
27th February 2017
The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Martin-Baker maintained a silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12 month performance period, from 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012. This year The Boeing Company recognised 594 suppliers who achieved either a gold or silver level….
JIMMY FALLON AND THE MARTIN-BAKER EJECTION SEAT TIE CLUB
31st March 2016
The Martin-Baker Ejection Tie Club is one of the world’s most exclusive clubs and is probably one of the least known. The only way to join is to eject from a military aircraft using a Martin-Baker seat in an emergency situation. As the biggest manufacturer of ejection seats in the world, over 7,463 air crew…
MARTIN-BAKER COMPLETES T-38 US16T EJECTION SEAT RETROFIT PROGRAMME
16th December 2014
Martin-Baker has completed the US16T ejection seat retrofit programme for the US Air Force’s fleet of Northrop T-38 Talon jet trainers, with the upgrade now providing crews with a “zero-zero” escape system. Production work was performed in the UK and at the Martin-Baker America facility in Johnstown, PA. “At the start of the programme we…
A WWII VETERAN BESTOWS HIS ‘SPECIAL’ WATCH TO THE MEMORY OF HIS FALLEN COMRADES
16th January 2014
On 30th May 1949 John Oliver “Jo” Lancaster DFC made aviation history by becoming the first pilot to eject from an aircraft in an emergency situation using a Martin-Baker ejection seat – since then, Martin-Baker ejection seats have saved over 7,420 aircrew lives worldwide. To mark this momentous occasion Sir James Martin, founder of Martin-Baker,…
FIRST MWARS UNITS SHIPPED TO LOCKHEED MARTIN FOR F-35
18th September 2013
On 18 September 2013, Martin-Baker achieved a significant JSF programme milestone by shipping the first MWARS (Martin-Baker Water Activated Release System) flight units to Lockheed Martin. MWARS will be fitted to all US16E Ejection Seats installed in F-35 aircraft – presently located at Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB, Nellis AFB, NAS Patuxent River and MCAS Yuma….