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Martin-Baker Australia Achieves ISO9001:2015 Re-Certification

Martin-Baker Australia was recently subject to a full systems audit at the Williamtown Facility in New South Wales, Australia. The audit was concluded with re-certification of ISO9001:2015 for MB Aus thanks to the dedication and hard work of the whole team. Shayne Hamilton, Quality and…
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Martin-Baker Celebrates International Nurses Day

(Denham) Over the past 2 months, the work that’s been done and is still being done by the NHS is nothing short of heroic. Their dedication, selflessness and sense of duty has helped to save thousands of lives during this national pandemic. We have been…
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Press Release 20/04/2020

The French BEA have publicly released their accident report (A-2019-03-1) for the Rafale ejection that took place on 20 Mar ’19. The Rafale is equipped with the Martin-Baker MkF16F ejection seat supplied by SMB in France. This report documents 3 key events; 1.       The manual…
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Martin-Baker Completes 600th F-35 Ejection Seat

Martin-Baker has just completed the 600th US16E Ejection Seat for the F-35 Programme. This particular Seat (pictured below) is part of the Lockheed Martin LRIP XII contract destined for F-35A aircraft AF-244, being assembled in Fort Worth. By the end of 2020 Martin-Baker will have…
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TWITTER

On this day in 1966, the first Mk6 Ejection was recorded in France. The Mk6 Seat has been fitted to 18 different aircraft, in 23 countries around the world and has seen a total of 269 ejections to date.

Martin-Baker Installs 1st US Navy F-5 Seat Upgrade

(NEVADA) Martin-Baker successfully installed the 1st US16J ejection seat as the US Navy F-5 seat upgrade programme begins. The Martin-Baker team are pictured here at NAS Fallon during the seat installation on the 5th December 2019. There are over 2,950 Martin-Baker seats in service today…
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Martin-Baker Wins Award from Lockheed Martin

(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…
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26 Martin-Baker Ejection Seats in Iconic Aerial Parade

Nearly 30 Martin-Baker ejections seats will fly in four airframes conducting a joint-combined formation Thursday along the Hudson River at approximately 9:30 a.m.   The Martin-Baker seats will be flown by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows in nine Hawk aircraft (twin seats), the US…
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The 70th Anniversary of MB Ejectee #1

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the first life saved in a Martin-Baker ejection seat. It was on the 30th May 1949 that a young test pilot named Jo Lancaster sealed his fate as Ejectee #1, successfully ejecting during the test flight of an Armstrong…
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Martin-Baker Delivers 500th F-35 Ejection Seat

Martin-Baker has now supplied 500 US16E Ejection Seats to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, spread across the three production lines: to Fort Worth, to Leonardo Cameri and to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagoya. LM UK CEO, AM Peter Ruddock CB CBE (himself a…
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Martin-Baker Delivers 2000th JPATS Seat

November 2018 saw the production of the 2000th JPATS (Joint Primary Aircraft Training System) ejection seat for the highly successful Textron T-6 Texan II trainer programme. The first flight of this remarkable aircraft took place in July 1998. Now over 700 aircraft are in service…
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF FORBES

To whom it may concern, In the November 26 edition of Forbes online, Loren Thompson, a contributor to Forbes and Chief Operating Officer for the non-profit Lexington Institute, wrote an uninformed OpEd titled Air Force Push for Better Pilot Protection Upsets Competitive Landscape in Ejection Seats. In it he…
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TWITTER

On this day in 1966, the first Mk6 Ejection was recorded in France. The Mk6 Seat has been fitted to 18 different aircraft, in 23 countries around the world and has seen a total of 269 ejections to date.

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