NEWS & EVENTS

Managing over 250 aircraft programmes with customers in 86 countries, there’s a lot to keep up with –
stay up to date with Martin-Baker here. From exhibitions to milestones, be sure to check back regularly for
news and updates, as well as our upcoming global events.

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.

Martin-Baker, the Best Seat in the House

Recently I had the privilege of spending some time with the F-35 Martin-Baker team. Martin-Baker is the world’s most experienced manufacturer of aircraft ejection seats and related survival equipment. The corporation is the primary contractor building the F-35’s US16E ejection seat. While at their site…
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The Royal International Air Tattoo

Fairford, England – Martin-Baker showcased its wares at the Royal International Air Tattoo this weekend (July 14-16) at Royal Air Force Base Fairford in Gloucestershire. The company hosted a booth at Fairford and had the US16E ejection seat simulator there for all to view and try. The US16E is…
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Martin-Baker Australia and Pilatus sign MRO deal

Martin-Baker Australia and Pilatus Aircraft have today signed a Letter of Intent for Martin-Baker Australia to provide Ejection Seat Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul for the Royal Australian Air Force PC-21 aircraft. The agreement proposes a seven year firm fixed price solution with rolling Contract Change…
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Martin-Baker shows candidate ejection seat for T-X

Article by Flight Global Martin-Baker is showing its candidate ejection seat for the US Air Force’s T-X trainer for the first time at a major show, with the Mk18 design also to be the basis for offers to equip future fighters and upgrade in-service types.…
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Martin-Baker at The Paris Air Show 2017

(Paris) With the Paris Air Show in full swing, activity around the Martin-Baker booth has been heavy, with visitors ranging from military officials, pilots, politicians, media and industry leaders. Each came away impressed with the Martin-Baker brand. The booth, located in Hall 2B at stand…
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MARTIN-BAKER US16E EJECTION SEAT RESULTS VALIDATED

(Washington) The U.S. Air Force announced today that it has validated the test results for the US16E Ejection Seat for all F-35 variants and that light weight pilots are now cleared to fly. The Air Force signed the military flight release document May 2 which…
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A-29 SUPER TUCANO EJECTION OUTSIDE MOODY AFB

A two-person crew of an A-29 Super Tucano light attack/trainer aircraft ejected safely Last week in a residential area near Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The pilots successfully initiated their Martin-Baker Mk10 ejection seats and landed in a wooded, residential area according to reports. The…
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MARTIN-BAKER RECEIVES 2012 BOEING PERFORMANCE AWARD

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…
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JIMMY FALLON AND THE MARTIN-BAKER EJECTION SEAT TIE CLUB

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…
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MARTIN-BAKER COMPLETES T-38 US16T EJECTION SEAT RETROFIT PROGRAMME

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…
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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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