Engineering company Morson Projects has today announced it has recruited 14 experienced aviation engineers who previously worked for Marshall Aviation Services.
Marshall Aviation Services closed their operation at Broughton in Flintshire earlier this year caused the loss of around 140 jobs at the North Wales site.
The announcement by Morson Projects also included the announcement that they have agreed on a sub-lease to retain the 3,000 sq ft office space on site that was used by the team to design modifications and repair schemes for aircraft.
Morson Projects has been granted Part 21 Subpart J Design Organisation Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Standard Agency (EASA) which means the team at Broughton is now authorised to deliver minor and major repairs and changes to aircraft large and small, including avionics, cabin, electrical, environmental control and structural.
Syd Carson, Business Development Director at Morson Projects, said: “New product development in aerospace and defence is decreasing with less new aircraft being designed and engineered over the next few years (before the next generation of new single-aisle aircraft developments starts in the mid to late 2020s). Despite this, the current state of the marketplace presents a huge opportunity for engineering work, in particular, modifications, maintenance and upgrades.
“Today’s global fleet is the largest it’s ever been, with the increase in the number of civil aircraft expected to exceed $6 trillion in value over the next 20 years. These need continuous upgrades and repairs to the interior, exterior and onboard technology to ensure they remain fit for modern flight needs.
“The skill set of the new team perfectly complemented what we already have in new build aircraft design and analysis skills. It’s enabled us to offer clients innovative design and engineering solutions that span the lifetime of an aircraft from concept to retirement, and in doing so, we join a select number of organisations with the capabilities to deliver this.”
Trevor Ellis, newly-appointed Head of Design at Morson Projects, added: “Coming into Morson Projects was a natural fit for us as we’d already worked with the team for more than 25 years.
“It’s a perfect marriage, our team have skills in areas such as avionics, electrical, paint and interiors and these are now complemented by a strong structural, aerodynamics and systems team. The collective very broad capabilities of the overall team will be a distinctive feature in this marketplace. Other companies may possess DOA’s but few have the ability to deliver on the scale that we now can.”
Morson Projects is part of the Morson Group which has provided global engineering recruitment and design since 1969.