The Martin-Baker Room at No.4 Hamilton Place

March 25, 2019

Royal Aeronautical Society is delighted to announce that Martin-Baker are sponsoring a new Martin-Baker Room at the home of the Royal Aeronautical Society; No.4 Hamilton Place, Mayfair, London. The room has undergone extensive renovation from what was formerly known as The Reading Room and it is now open for meeting and events bookings.

Located on the third floor of the Edwardian town house and filled with natural light, the room now has the latest built in AV, modern furnishings and details the history of the Martin Baker Company through exciting imagery around the room.

This stunning, modern room is ideal for meetings for up to 20 guests in boardroom style or up to 40 guests for more intimate receptions. It is a versatile space available for many different types of meetings and events. When paired with the Business Lounge, also on the third floor, the two rooms allow guests to have separate rooms for their main meeting and then catering or guest registration, all available on the third floor at No.4 Hamilton Place.

Established professionals in the aeronautics industry, The Martin-Baker Company has more than 60 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing aircraft ejection seats, along with equipment which assists through the entire survival and recovery process. Their ground-breaking innovative designs and maintained dedication to safety as a core value has saved thousands of lives. Their passion and reputation within the industry made them a perfect partner for The Royal Aeronautical Society who are proud to announce such an exciting collaboration.

For more information or to book the Martin-Baker Room for your upcoming events, please visit the No.4 or RAeS websites below or contact the Venue Hire Team at No.4 Hamilton Place by email or 020 7670 4314.


Martin-Baker has been the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection and crashworthy seats for nearly 70 years. A family-run business at our core, we’ve saved over 7,500 lives in our time and have been honoured to receive 11 Queen’s Awards. Our latest designs offer unprecedented life-saving capabilities, with over 17,000 seats currently in service.

With a history spanning over 80 years, Martin-Baker is still run by the late Sir James Martin’s descendants to this day. Originating as an aircraft manufacturer, Martin-Baker’s passion has evolved over the decades, now focusing on an issue very close to both ours and our founders’ hearts.

Ejection seats are understandably complex: every facet of the safety system must work perfectly to safeguard a precious life, from initiation, escape path clearance, ejection sequencing, stabilisation, life support and parachute descent to final rescue and so much more. We believe that, when an ejection seat may represent a crew member’s last chance to survive, there can be no compromise.

As a company, we’ve delivered over 70,000 ejection seats to 93 air forces around the world. Alongside ejection seats, we’ve also developed a range of special crashworthy seats for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, currently equipping over 60 helicopter variants. Altogether, we’ve managed to save over 7,500 lives.

With facilities around the world, we offer a complete ‘end-to-end service’, from helping the customer establish operational safety and escape requirements to ongoing support throughout the entire service life of the aircraft. Passion for engineering, strong family ties and an extremely loyal and skillful workforce are just a few of the reasons behind our success.

Mission Statement

  • Martin-Baker will continuously improve the performance, safety and reliability of its products so all those who use them, do so with 100% confidence.
  • We will focus on meeting all of our customers’ wants and needs and eliminating their frustrations.
  • We aim to earn our customers’ lifetime loyalty and ensure they never have cause to consider an alternative to Martin-Baker. We will provide our customers with best value products and services on-time, with zero quality escapes.
  • We will invest for the long term to advance the capabilities of the people, systems, and processes throughout our organisation and supply chain, so each is best equipped to deliver to our vision.

Core Values

  • Integrity – Act honestly, ethically and without prejudice in all our dealings with the stakeholders of our business, whether suppliers, employees, customers or shareholders.
  • Understanding – Be sympathetically aware of employees’, suppliers’ and customers’ viewpoints and work to comprehend why they might conflict with our own. Strive to address conflict in a manner which results in an equitable solution for all parties.
  • Professionalism – Always aim to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do. Work hard to develop the skills to improve standards and set stretching goals.
  • Humility – Understand when we are wrong and why. Use failure positively to learn and address weaknesses to make our products, people and processes better.
  • Accountability – Be prepared to accept responsibility for addressing issues. Highlight problems but work proactively to resolve them. Disclose the results in an open and transparent manner.
  • Teamwork – Work together across functional silos to achieve our mission. Understand the overall business objectives and ensure short term functional targets are consistent with our strategic goals. Never attempt to bring others into disrepute through gossip and rumour. Raise concerns in an open manner and justify them with facts.

For any press enquiries, please contact Richard Johnson on +44 (0) 7392 091101 or email him direct at


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