Marshall Aerospace

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Sensational news for Marshall's...wonder if France and Germany will send their newly acquired birds there as well...


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Could this deal have been in the works when the Wedgetail conversions were decided (and went to the lowest bidder)? Or would that be overinterpreting
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66 C130 is better than 4 E7, as Marshalls already have had several other C130 contracts in the past.

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It's worth noting that the original UK buy of Hercules, that Marshalls built their business on for decades, was 66 aircraft....

Wonder if this means that they will still plan to move out of Cambridge?

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Sure is "66 C130 is better than 4 E7"
but what I meant was that if there was a l-t contract within sight, building on the knowledgebase (and kit) in place (investments done), then that would compare almost like annuity income vs. a project where new entrants were pushing the pricing to break-even ( or loss making territory, once the a priori risks were priced in) - still requiring investment, for a one-off project
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This is a ten year contract well done in beating off the competing bids from US companies.

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