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Saving lives since 1946

When an ejection seat may represent a crew member’s last chance to survive, there can be no compromise. With over 70,000 ejection seats delivered to 93 air forces around the world, we offer a fully integrated escape system that satisfies the very latest in pilot operational capability and safety standards.

Ejection Seats

Martin-Baker was an original pioneer of ejection seat development and we’ve manufactured ejection seats continuously since 1946.

Mk1

Mk2

Mk3

Mk4

Mk5

Mk6

Mk7

Mk8

Mk9

Mk10

Mk11

Mk12

Mk14

Mk15

Mk16 - T-38

Mk F16F

Mk16 - T-6 Texan II

Mk16A

Mk16 - F-35

Mk17

Mk18

Mk1

In June 1947, the authorities had decided to standardise the Martin-Baker ejection seat for installation in all new service jet aircraft, and the work of production and installation was put in hand for a wide range.

Fitted in:

AW52

Hawker Hunter

HawkerSea Hawk

Meteor

Valiant

Venom

Westland Wyvern

Mk2

With the Mk2, effort was concentrated on producing a simple - yet effective - fully automatic ejection seat, capable of being produced in quantity and reliable in service.

Fitted in:

Venom

Supermarine Swift

Supermarine Attacker

Saunders Roe 510

Meteor

Hawker Sea Hawk

CS-100

Canberra

Mk3

The Mk2 automatic seats were successful in providing safe escape from the aircraft in service at the period, but there was still room for improvement at very low altitudes and very high speeds.

Fitted in:

Vulcan

Vampire

Valiant

Javelin

Hawker Hunter

Handley Page Victor K2

Fairey Delta 2

Canberra

Bristol 221

Mk4

With the advent of a new type of aircraft known as the "light fighter", it became increasingly important to reduce the weight of the ejection seat without impairing the operation and efficiency of the seat in any way.

Fitted in:

Supermarine Scimitar

Strikemaster

Short SC1

Sea Venom

Ryan VZ-RY

Nord 1500 Griffon

Jaguar

Hunting Jet Provost Mk3

Hawker P1127

HAL Marut

HAL Ajeet

Gerfaut

Fouga Magister

Folland Gnat

De Havilland Sea Vixen

Dassault Super Mystere B2A

Dassault Mk450

Dassault Dornier Alpha Jet

Dassault Breguet Super Etendard

Buccaneer

Bristol 188

Breguet Taon

Aermacchi MB 326

Mk5

To suit the special requirements of the United States Navy, the Mk5 seat was introduced in 1957 and its production paralleled to that of the Mk4, also generally conforming to the same basic pattern of the Mk4.

Fitted in:

Avro Canada CF105 (Arrow)

T33-Keppler

Skyray

Republic F84F Thunderflash

Phantom

Intruder

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk

G-SABR F-86 Sabre

F-8E(FN) Crusader

F-4J Fury

Demon

Cougar

Mk6

The Mk6 ejection seats, over their lifetime, have saved over 256 aircrew lives around the world and there are still over 250 Mk6 seats currently in service today.

Fitted in:

Cheetah

SAAF Impala MkII

Pucara 1

Mirage

MB326

KFIR

IAI Dagger

Hunting H126

Hawker Kestrel

Focker Wulf Bedstead

Fiat G-91 R3

Mk7

Following the introduction of the rocket pack to the range of Mk4 and Mk5 seats, many of the Mk7 range of seats were created and subsequently embodied with additional improvements in design.

Fitted in:

F-4

Vought F-8

Prowler

Phantom

Lockheed 104

F-14

F-5

Mk8

Following development of the highly successful Mk10 rocket-assisted ejection seat, a simplified, lightweight variant of this seat, designated the Mk8, was introduced for primary trainer aircraft.

Fitted in:

Tucano

Mk9

In the 1960s, a new design was put in hand which eventually became the Mk9 seat - the design changes resulted in a marked improvement in the appearance of the seat and in personal comfort for the occupant.

Fitted in:

VAK 191

NORD 500

Jaguar

Harrier

Dornier DO31

Mk10

The Mk10 seat is designed in four main units: catapult, main beam structure, seat pan and parachute assembly. This greatly simplifies and speeds maintenance or cockpit access.

Fitted in:

Super Tucano

SAAB JAS-39 Gripen

S-211

Pampa 1

PAF K-8

KFIR

IAR-99

Hawk

F-5

Chengdu F-7P

Cheetah

Casa 101

AMX Brazil

AlphaJet

Aermacchi MB-339

Tornado

Soko Orao

Sea Harrier

Sabre

Mirage

J-22

IAR-93

IAI Lavi

Hawker Hunter F-6A

Fouga 90

AIR EMB-314

AIDC AT-TC-3

Mk11

The Martin-Baker Mk11 seat embodies all the design features of the company’s more sophisticated escape systems, but at reduced weight and size.

Fitted in:

PZL L-130

PC-9

PC-7 Mk2

Mk12

Martin-Baker developed the Mk12 seat to provide a cost-effective escape system with an improved low-speed and adverse attitude recovery capability.

Fitted in:

Harrier

F-CK-1

AIDC AT-3

Mk14

The Mk14 ejection seat, more commonly known as SJU17A and NACES (Navy Aircrew Common Ejection Seat), is currently in service in the F/A-18 and T-45 Goshawk.

Fitted in:

NACES F-18

Mk15

Developing the Mk15 seat followed research carried out among military operators of the Pilatus PC-7 MkII, showing that many would have liked the extra safety and reassurance of a high-quality ejection system.

Fitted in:

PC-7

Mk16 - T-38

In June 2005, Martin-Baker was selected to upgrade the escape system in the supersonic T-38 Talon advanced trainers of the US Air Force and AETC. The seat was designated the US16T.

Fitted in:

T-38

Mk F16F

The Mk16 ejection seat achieves its remarkably light weight by combining the twin catapult outer cylinder tubes as both propulsion system and as the seat's primary structure.

Fitted in:

Rafale

Mk16 - T-6 Texan II

The JPATS (Joint Primary Aircraft Training System) is designed to train students in basic flying skill - designated the US16LA, this lightweight ejection seat is designed for training aircraft, such as the T-6 Texan II.

Fitted in:

T-6

KT-1

Hurkus

Mk16A

The development of the Mk16A ejection seat for the Eurofighter Typhoon was carried out at Martin-Baker’s facilities at Denham, Chalgrove and Langford Lodge.

Fitted in:

Eurofighter

Mk16 - F-35

The US16E Ejection Seat is a further development of the Mk16 range that has already been successful with numerous aircraft platforms around the world.

Fitted in:

JSF F-35

Mk17

The Martin-Baker Mk17 ejection seat is ultra-lightweight, compact and very simple in both its design and operation, specifically developed for basic and primary trainer aircraft.

Mk18

The Mk18 is our latest technology: this evolution builds on the legacy of 70 years of continuous design and development of aircrew escape systems.

New Seat Installations & Retrofits

Interested in installing your aircraft with an ejection seat? Let us help you find your perfect fit.

Crashworthy Seats

We’ve developed a range of crashworthy seats that meet the specialist safety needs of both the helicopter and fixed-wing community.

Utility Seat

Comfort Crew

Armoured Crew

Passenger

MFOS

Troop and Gunner

Rotating and Traversing

Double Passenger

Mission Seat

Utility Seat

Our Utility Seat (Crash Attenuating Troop Seat System) was originally certified to FAA requirements for the S-92 application and was later qualified to meet Navy and Marine Corps specifications for the CH-53E.

Fitted to:

EC135

CH-148

Comfort Crew

The Enhanced Comfort Crew Seat has been designed and qualified in response to industry demand for a fully adjustable crew seat for civilian applications.

Fitted to:

S-76

Armoured Crew

The Multi-Platform Armoured Crew Seat (MPACS) has been designed and developed in response to industry demand for a modern and effective solution to protect flight crew during potentially dangerous missions.

Fitted to:

CH-148

Passenger

Martin-Baker has developed two types of crashworthy passenger seats for helicopters. Both seat designs meet the fore and aft facing requirements of TSO C127a.

Fitted to:

EC145

UH-72

MFOS

The core purpose of MFOS (Multi-Functional Operator’s Seat) is to provide unparalleled flexibility for designers of helicopter mission stations and offers 360º rotation.

Fitted to:

CH-47

King Air B200

Troop and Gunner

The Troop and Gunner seats were designed and developed to meet the new improved crash requirements of the UH60M Blackhawk using Martin-Baker’s patented energy attenuation technology.

Rotating and Traversing

This rotating and traversing crash attenuating seat was designed to be a multi-functional seat for aft cabin crew members working in aircraft with a low ceiling clearance.

Fitted to:

EC135

Double Passenger

The Double Passenger Seat was originally developed for use in the Nimrod MRA4 aircraft and is a fixed seat for use by one or two occupants in fixed wing aircraft.

Mission Seat

The Mission Seat is designed for fixed wing applications. The core purpose of this seat is to offer unparalleled flexibility for designers of aircraft mission stations.

Fitted to:

C295M

E-9A

ERJ-145

Falcon 20

Let-410 Turbolet

Upgrades

We can provide reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-maintain crew escape system upgrade solutions, guaranteeing long-term support and supply of spares.

Comfort Cushion

DIT

MLIU

MA-16 Reel

QRB / MWARS

ROG

Comfort Cushion

With ever increasing flight times, enhancing crew comfort and therefore efficiency has become a vitally important issue. Discomfort causes distraction, fatigue and injury.

DIT

The Digital Inline Timer is currently fitted into many aircraft, such as T-38, F-5 and Gripen. The timing of various ejection seat functions is critical. Martin-Baker uses three types of device to control these timings.

MLIU

The Martin-Baker Manual Liferaft Inflation (MLIU) system is used for the inflation of emergency liferafts after an ejection. The system comprises of two fully qualified Martin-Baker designed assemblies.

MA-16 Reel

The Martin-Baker MA-16 Inertia Reel represents a huge leap forward in the design and in-service usage of MA-16 type reels. The new design features a dual sensing system and can be mounted in any orientation.

QRB / MWARS

The Martin-Baker Quick Release Box (QRB) is demonstrably easier to use for aircrew, has easier maintenance for the engineers and a reduced cost of ownership.

ROG

The ROG™ is a rugged oxygen generator that gives immediate access to a life-saving oxygen supply. The ROG™ enables patients to be oxygenated at the point of injury in a safe and reliable way.

© Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd 2017