Ejection seat contract renewed

10 Mar 2021

Engineering capacity news posted by Andy Sandford

Martin-Baker Aircraft has renewed its supply agreement with composites specialist Pentaxia for the long-term supply of high-performance, lightweight components and assemblies on a multi-year basis. These parts are fitted to Martin-Baker’s latest generation of ejection seats and subsequent global fighter jet programmes.

Tim Ollier, Sales Director of Pentaxia, said: “Pentaxia is delighted to renew our supply contract with the team at Martin-Baker. We share many company values and pride ourselves on producing world class components. Working collaboratively with our colleagues at Martin-Baker, our highly talented team are able to ensure quality and consistency in every component we deliver. This new agreement not only demonstrates our customer’s confidence in working with us, but provides an international platform for British engineering. It is a pleasure to continue our working relationship.”

Andy Patrick, Programmes and Commodity Supply Chain Manager at Martin-Baker added: “Martin-Baker is pleased to enhance its working relationship with Pentaxia through this agreement on a commodity that is expanding its usage in the next generation of escape systems”

Pentaxia produces all advanced composite components in-house and will supply Martin-Baker and its international aerospace partners with legacy and latest generation composite components.

Martin-Baker has been the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection and crashworthy seats for over 70 years. A family-run business at its core, its seats have saved over 7,638 lives since the company was founded and over 17,000 seats are currently in service.