15-Feb-2012 Source: Vector Aerospace
Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the worldâ€™s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for installation of the Skytrac ISAT 100/200 Helicopter Flight-Following and Satellite communication system on the Eurocopter AS332C, L, L1 and L2 models (#SR02393AK).
â€œThe Skytrac system integration offers enhanced two-way voice communication between aircraft and ground, and also features flight-following, aircraft tracking and flight mapping capabilities,â€ explains Elvis Moniz, vice-president of operations at Vectorâ€™s airframe and avionics MRO operation based in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Moniz further emphasizes that this certification is the first of many avionics STC’s currently in development by Vector for the Super Puma helicopter, as well as certifications for a variety of other legacy helicopters supported by Vector in response to an increasing operator focus on platform upgrades versus replacement.
Vector has a history of success with development and integration of avionics STCs and upgrades on a variety of Sikorsky, Eurocopter and Bell helicopter models from its Langley and Andalusia, Alabama operations; both of which are recognized as industry leaders in avionics and airframe repair and overhaul for both commercial and defense helicopter operations.