DATE

MILESTONES

24th January 1945 First static live ejection test (Bernard Lynch)
24th July 1946 First live ejection test by B. Lynch from Meteor
September 1955 First live runway level ejection (Sqn. Ldr. J. S. Fifield)
August 1957 First US Navy production ejection seat ordered
1st April 1961 First live static rocket ejection seat test (Doddy Hay)
22nd November 1961 500 lives saved1961500 Lives Saved
13th March 1962 First live in-flight rocket ejection seat test (Peter Howard)
31st May 1965 1,000 lives saved19651,000 Lives Saved
1966 Awarded 1st Queen's Award for Export Trade & Technological Innovation
1967 Awarded 2nd Queen's Award for Export Trade & Technological Innovation
1968 Awarded 3rd Queen's Award for Export Trade & Technological Innovation
29th March 1968 2,000 lives saved19682,000 Lives Saved
1969 Awarded 4th Queen's Award for Export Trade & Technological Innovation
10th July 1971 3,000 lives saved19713,000 Lives Saved
1973 Mk10 ejection seat introduced into service
12th March 1976 First Mk10 ejection
21st April 1976 4,000 lives saved19764,000 Lives Saved
21st January 1981 1000th USAF life saved
1982 Awarded 5th Queen’s Award for Export Achievement
22nd October 1982 2000th ejection from a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
17th February 1983 5,000 lives saved19835,000 Lives Saved
1986 Awarded 6th Queen’s Award for Export Achievement
31st December 1990 6,000 lives saved19906,000 Lives Saved
1993 Awarded 7th Queen’s Award for Technology
1997 Awarded 8th Queen’s Award for Export Achievement
13th June 1997 5000th member to be enrolled into the Ejection Tie Club
15th July 1998 First flight of Mk US16LA seat (T-6 Texan II)
24th November 1998 First flight of Mk F16F seat (Rafale)
August 1998 First flight of Mk 16A seat (Eurofighter)
17th November 1998 1000th RAF/RN life saved
2000 Lockheed and Boeing select Martin-Baker Mk16 ejection seats for F-35 Lightning II
31st August 2000 First Mk16 ejection (T-6 Texan II)
2001 Awarded 9th Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade
June 2002 First flight of KAI T-50 Golden Eagle, fitted with KR16K ejection seats
July 2002 First flight of Pilatus PC-21 fitted with CH16C ejection seats
21st November 2002 First Eurofighter ejection (16A ejection seat)
12th June 2003 7,000 lives saved20037,000 Lives Saved
2004 Awarded 10th Queen's Award for Enterprise - Sustainable Development
July 2004 First flight of the Aermacchi M-346, fitted with Martin-Baker IT16D ejection seats
23rd June 2005 First JSF US16E ejection test
July 2005 The US Air Force selects Martin-Baker seats for T-38 escape system upgrade
26th January 2006 First JSF US16E safety of flight test
15th December 2006 First JSF US16E flight seat delivery
15th December 2006 JSF AA-1 first flight
17th May 2007 First JSF US16E STOVL ejection test
14th February 2008 Last JSF STOVL SOF ejection test
April 2008 1000th JPATS ejection seat delivered
22nd May 2008 First Rafale ejection (F16F ejection seat)
May 2011 Awarded 11th Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade Award
June 2011 First US16E ejection seat deliveries for JSF partner nations
23rd October 2012 100th JSF US16E ejection seat delivered to Lockheed Martin
September 2013 First MWARS unit shipped to Lockheed Martin for F-35
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