Martin-Baker claims to be the world’s longest-established maker of ejection seats and related survival equipment, safeguarding pilots through their escape, survival and recovery phases. The group has operations in France, Italy and America, and its equipment is said to have saved more than 7,300 aircrew across 93 air force units. Headed by joint managing directors John and James Martin, twin sons of the late founder, Sir James Martin, the company increased sales by 29% to £162.8m in 2009.
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