6-Aug-2013 Source: Vector Aerospace
Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for fixed and rotary wing aircraft operators around the globe, today announced that its facilities in Gosport, UK has just completed its 400th major aircraft refinish project.
The facility, which has four large paint and strip bays capable of taking aircraft as large as the Chinook, has carried out major surface refinish on a number of different rotary wing platforms since 2008 when it acquired the DARA site from the Ministry of Defence. Aircraft such as the Chinook, Sea King, Lynx, Merlin, Puma and Gazelle have all benefited from Vector Aerospace’s commitment and MRO capabilities. Together with its airframe work, the team at Fleetlands also works on an extensive range of engine accessories and Quick Exchange Nacelles.
Head of Technical Services at Fleetlands, Dave Ford, commented, “This is another terrific milestone in the history of our refinish/paint facility. It shows how well our team has adapted to the ever changing requirements in today’s aerospace environment. Being flexible in meeting our customers’ expectations has always been our goal and this throughput of aircraft shows just how well this is being done. We continue to work with customers, long established and new, delivering a service that all involved are proud of”.
About Vector Aerospace Corporation
Vector Aerospace is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa, and Kenya Vector Aerospace provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector’s customer-focused team includes over 2,700 motivated employees.