NEWS & EVENTS

Managing over 250 aircraft programmes with customers in 86 countries, there’s a lot to keep up with –
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news and updates, as well as our upcoming global events.

Martin-Baker Meteor Back in Action

The Martin-Baker Meteor aircraft is back in action with its first UK test in 8 years at the Company’s test facility in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire. The high altitude ejection test carried out last week was a huge success, pictured here. The high altitude test capabilities at…
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MB Aus DASR Part 145 Application Approved

The Defence Aviation Safety Authority has approved Martin-Baker Australia’s application to be recognised as a Maintenance Organisation under DASR Part 145. Another huge step forward for Martin-Baker Australia!  
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MARTIN-BAKER WINS KF-X EJECTION SEAT COMPETITION

(London) Martin-Baker has been awarded a contract to provide the escape system for the Republic of Koreas Air Force’s new fighter, KF-X. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) competitively selected Martin-Baker’s Mk18 ejection seat for its latest aircraft development programme. The selection of the Mk18 seat continues…
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RAF100 – Gloster Meteor & Martin-Baker Mk 1

The first of our series of RAF 100 posts kicks off with the Gloster Meteor, pictured below with the famous Martin-Baker Meteor test aircraft. The Meteor was fitted with both Mk. 1E and Mk. 2E Martin-Baker Ejection Seats responsible for saving the lives of 41…
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RAF 100 & Martin-Baker

On Sunday 1st April 2018, the RAF will be celebrating their 100th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, we at Martin-Baker will be looking back at our longstanding partnership with the RAF and the proud history we share together. Each week in the run up to…
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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.

FIRST MWARS UNITS SHIPPED TO LOCKHEED MARTIN FOR F-35

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,…
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MARTIN-BAKER RECEIVES AWARD FOR SUPPORTING THE F-35 PROGRAMME

During DSEI tradeshow in London on 12th September, 2013, Martin-Baker participated in a Lockheed Martin Industry Recognition Event. Philip Dunne, Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, also attended the event. “The F-35 is the largest defence programme in the world. The U.K.’s involvement will…
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MARTIN-BAKER COMPLETES FIRST F-35 EJECTION SEAT FOR LRIP 5

1st February 2013 marked another key milestone in the F-35 Programme for Martin-Baker – the completion of the first Ejection Seat for LRIP 5. LRIP 5 consists of 32 Ejection Seats in total. This includes 22 F-35A’s for USAF, 3 F-35B’s for USMC and 7…
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MARTIN-BAKER JOINS JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

It was with great pride that Martin-Baker was selected to represent Buckinghamshire, along with Mini for Berkshire and Vodafone for Oxfordshire, at a three counties Diamond Jubilee Garden Party in the presence of HM Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. The event was organised…
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MARTIN-BAKER AWARDS DESTINI PRIMA WITH CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Martin-Baker is pleased to announce the second Centre of Excellence (CoE) award to the escape system maintenance facilities operated by Destini Prima Sdn Dhd, (“Destini Prima”) Malaysia. Destini Prima, a wholly owned subsidiary of a public listed company, Destini Berhad, has its offices in Kuala…
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MARTIN-BAKER PRODUCES FIRST SEAT FOR AU-1 F-35

Martin-Baker has completed the first production US16E Ejection Seat for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F-35, named the AU-1. The US16E Ejection Seat for the RAAF (serial number 00141) is part of LRIP VI and is the 141th seat to be produced for the…
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FIRST MARTIN-BAKER DELIVERIES FOR JSF PARTNER NATIONS

Martin-Baker has completed the first production configuration US16E Ejection Seat for their F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft for the partner nations. The US16E is the only ejection Seat in the world that has demonstrated compliance to the entire range of accommodation, physiological…
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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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