15-Oct-2014 Source: Vector
Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic Inc. (ES-A) and the Solenta Aviation wider group of companies, based in Johannesburg, South Africa have signed a new three-year engine services agreement.
As per the terms of the three-year agreement, ES-A will provide comprehensive fixed-wing aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the Solenta Aviation Groups’ turboprop engine fleet from its facilities in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya.
“Our relationship with Vector Aerospace goes back many years,” says Mark Hurst, Group Managing Director. “With their support, we have grown our fleet of aircraft extensively over the past ten years and their tremendous customer focus and competitiveness is what differentiates Vector Aerospace from their competitors. They have managed to maintain a hands on, personal relationship with us, despite becoming part of a much bigger group themselves. Our belief is that in the aviation industry, your supply chain is as important as your customer base, and Vector Aerospace is one supplier that has become an integral part of delivering our own service offering to our global customers”.
“Following nearly a decade of providing consistent MRO support for the Solenta Aviation Groups’ turbo-prop engine fleet throughout Africa and other territories, we are very pleased to be signing this new 3-year contract,” says Jeff Poirier, president of ES-A. “Both ES-A and the Solenta Aviation Group have enjoyed significant and successful growth in the African continent over the last 10 years, and we have complimented each other well in the process. We look forward to further enhancing our relationship with the Solenta Aviation Group over the next 3 years.”
Specific terms of the engine services agreement include engine repair, hot section inspections, testing, modifications, overhaul services and parts distribution (PT6A only) on the PT6A and PW100 series aircraft gas turbine engines.
Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world’s leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Engine products supported include a wide range of General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca, (all engine lines including complete test capability). Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Boeing, and Sikorsky, including major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, and offers full-service avionics capability, including complete aircraft rewire plus glass cockpit engineering, development and integration.
About Vector Aerospace
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