Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

3-Mar-2015 Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected as the primary supplier to Air Methods Corporation for all AS350 and EC130 dynamic components. This agreement will continue for a period of three years from the effective date with an option to extend.

“After thorough consideration, we selected Vector Aerospace as the primary supplier for Air Methods’ AS350 and EC130 dynamic components based on their commitment to customer service through initiatives such as their dedicated program management, as well as their proven track record of top quality fleet MRO support,” said Archie Gray, Senior Vice President Aviation Support Services.

“We are honoured to be selected by Air Methods as their primary supplier for AS350 and EC130 dynamic component MRO,” said Paul Cockell, president at Vector HS-NA. “In signing this long term agreement we are committed to providing exemplary service and support to Air Methods’ 193 AS350 and EC130 aircraft.”

Cockell also noted that this agreement is a testament of how Vector Aerospace can provide comprehensive MRO support to fleet operators around the world.

Vector Aerospace provides support for Airbus Helicopters AS350, AS355, EC130, EC135, BK117, EC145 and AS332 series helicopters.  With approvals for airframe, engines, dynamic components, and avionics, Vector Aerospace is able to offer tip-to-tail MRO support on AS350 series aircraft. Vector Aerospace has over two decades of experience supporting Airbus Helicopters models with 62 OEM approved repairs plus an additional 79 repairs in development. Vector Aerospace is also an authorized Turbomeca Arriel 1 and Arriel 2 Repair Center with over 30 years of MRO experience on this engine platform.

Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world’s leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Powerplants supported include a wide range of turboshafts, turboprops and turbofans from General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky, its capabilities including major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, and offers full-service avionics capability, including aircraft rewiring, mission equipment installation and glass cockpit upgrades.

About Air Methods

Air Methods has built its reputation on a commitment to quality patient care and safety in aviation operations. Since 1980, they have been dedicated to air medical transport and have grown to become the largest, most experienced air medical operator in the industry. Transcending three decades, Air Methods continue to maintain their industry-leading position.  While they call Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado home, their operations expand from Alaska to Key West. Currently, they have more than 300 bases of operations that serve 48 states. They operate eight maintenance centers of excellence throughout the nation as well as a national communications center.

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, Kenya and Singapore, Vector Aerospace serves commercial and military customers in supporting gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector Aerospace’s 2,700 employees act with integrity in setting the standard of customer service.

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