(WASHINGTON) Martin-Baker Aircraft Co., Ltd., received a prestigious award from one of the leading defence manufacturers in the world during a recent suppliers conference.
Lockheed Martin presented Martin-Baker with the Supplier Award for Outstanding Warfighter Support to the Joint Strike Fighter programme as an audience of some 200 fellow suppliers watched.
Kevin Hutchins, Senior Programme Manager for JSF, was on hand to receive this award for Martin-Baker. The company were recognized for our efforts in supporting the improved schedule for the Ejection Seat Maintenance Policy (MPoL). According to the award citation, Martin-Baker went above and beyond expectations by going out on our own risk to procure and package hardware for six different MPoL kits in order to meet stand-up requirements at six bases in 2019. Additionally, we were cited for diligently working our supply chain to pull in MPoL Phase 2 and Phase 3 first-article hardware and improving delivery time by as much as 22 weeks.
“It was an honour to accept the award on behalf of Martin-Baker. We work hard to ensure we deliver our parts not only to meet the requirements, but to exceed them,” Hutchins said.
“As a company this is part of our ethos; providing the customer with the best product and parts at the right time and the best price,” said Andrew Martin, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
Martin-Baker, headquartered in Denham, England, has saved the lives of 7,613 aviators since 1949, operate in 93 countries, 56 airframes, and have more than 17,000 seats in service.