Vector completes first 12-year inspection on San Bernardino County Sheriff AS350

Vector completes first 12-year inspection on San Bernardino County Sheriff AS350 29 Jun, 16, Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has completed the first of three 12-year inspections for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s (SBCSD) fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars.

The SBCSD flew its second AStar to Vector’s hangar in Langley, BC on June 20th, and returned home with the first completed aircraft, work on which included a full Arriel 2B1 engine overhaul and a comprehensive repaint. Vector is scheduled to receive the third and final SBCSD helicopter early next year for its 12-year inspection.

“Vector is very proud to provide ongoing support of SBCSD’s fleet requirements,” said Craig Pluim, Vice President, Sales – Rotary-Wing at Vector Aerospace. “With our extensive OEM certifications, we are one of very few MROs that can offer tip-to-tail support on the AS350 series, including major/minor inspections, D-level structural repair, paint, avionics, engine and component repair/overhaul.”

“Vector is a pleasure to work with,” said Lieutenant Mitch Dattilo, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  “We are especially pleased with the quality workmanship and outstanding customer service provided by the team at Vector.”

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is a Southern California law enforcement agency. The aviation division of SBCSD provides general law enforcement support, narcotics surveillance, personnel/cargo transport, airborne photography, search and rescue/recovery, multi-agency pursuit coordination, wild land fire suppression and emergency medical services transport.


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