Vector Aerospace exhibiting at Helitech

Vector Aerospace exhibiting at Helitech

25-Sep-2011 Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is exhibiting at Helitech 2011 (Booth # 410), from September 27 – 29 in Duxford, United Kingdom.

“The European helicopter market continues to be an extremely important part of our overall global strategy”, says John MacDougall, Vector’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “Helitech 2011 represents an ideal opportunity for current and potential new customers to interact with Vector’s knowledgeable team of helicopter sales, production and customer support professionals to learn how Vector’s customer-focused and value-driven engine, airframe, dynamic components and avionics MRO services can positively impact their ability to support their ongoing operational commitments.”

MacDougall elaborates, highlighting on Vector’s diverse helicopter MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) capabilities; with key operations at Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-Fleetlands and at several North American Vector locations. “Our Fleetlands operation is strategically located in Gosport, Hampshire, United Kingdom (UK), and for more than five decades, it has provided exceptional MRO support to the UK Ministry of Defence on a variety of helicopter types and variants. Today, they are internationally-recognized for their support of the UK Boeing Chinook and AgustaWestland Lynx & Sea King helicopters.” Additionally, Fleetlands also offers Rolls Royce model 250 engine repair and overhaul support to a global customer base consisting of private, commercial, government, defence and security organizations.

As well, Vector’s Fleetlands operation holds Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) status for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW307A, PW308A and PW308C model engines; as well as support services such as repair, Hot Section Inspections, Borescope Inspections and Failure Analysis for P&WC’s PT6A, PT6T, JT15D and PW100 engine types.

In North America, Vector operations in British Columbia, Canada and Andalusia, Alabama are widely recognized as leaders in the global helicopter MRO industry, with decades of experience in supporting a diverse list of domestic and foreign militaries and defense departments, as well as commercial fleet and private operators. Recently, Vector introduced its UH-1H Upgrade Program; a platform refurbishment program that offers UH-1H operators a variety of scalable upgrade and performance enhancement packages.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, offers a comprehensive MRO service portfolio including:

  • Airframes and major inspections (various Sikorsky, Bell, Eurocopter, Boeing and AgustaWestland models)
  • Engines: (Pratt & Whitney PT6T, Rolls Royce M250, Arriel 1 / Arriel 2, General Electric T58 / CT58 and CT-7A / T700) * all engine lines include complete test capability
  • Dynamic components
  • Full-service avionics; including glass cockpit engineering, development and integration; complete rewires, etc.

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