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Defence

Marshalls Aerospace

Specialised knowledge in the aerospace sector has enabled Pirtek to help ensure that aircraft safety and testing is maintained at the highest levels.

Knowledge and Experience

There can be few industry sectors more exacting than the aerospace business. So the fact that Pirtek Cambridge has been working alongside nearby Marshall Aerospace for almost a decade speaks volumes for the quality of their work and their attention to detail.

The ongoing success of this partnership owes much to the knowledge and experience of Mobile Sales and Service Technician (MSST) Steve Heart, and engineer for 30 years and provider of hydraulic services to Marshall Aerospace for the past 10 years.

Inside Out

Working alongside Marshalls’ test engineer Dan Sizer, Heart recently completed the total refitting of the hydraulic system for a 10 metre tall landing gear testing rig that involved over 140 flexi-hoses and which was completed inside 4 days. He is currently installing a three-pipe hydraulic oil supply to a wing testing rig at the Marshall facility. “Pirtek Cambridge supplies the majority of our hydraulic needs on site,” Dan Sizer says. “Steve knows our operation inside-out and seems to thrive on the challenge of fitting the test rigs.”

Bomb Loading

This understanding of the specific needs of the aerospace industry has also resulted in Heart being on permanent call to the United States Air Force bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath where he services everything from on site plant, forklifts, plane tugs and bomb loading gear.

“It’s a pleasure working with Steve and with Pirtek,” Dan Sizer concludes. “They know and understand our business and provide an extremely reliable and professional service.”

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