Vector Aerospace has established a reputation for world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Boeing Chinook heavy lift helicopter.

Our Fleetlands, Gosport facility has supported the Royal Air Force's Chinook fleet since 1982, including – since 2006 – via a partnership with Boeing on the 34-year Through Life Customer Support (TLCS) program.
Service Capabilities:  

  • Pre-survey to determine workscope 
  • Contractor working parties  
  • Aircraft deep clean 
  • Pre-strip functional inspection 
  • Panel and component strip and survey 
  • Airframe electrical survey 
  • Airframe rectifications and modifications
  • Panel and component repairs 
  • Major structural and composite repairs 
  • Minor engine repairs and engine dressing 
  • Flight test facility with our own dedicated aircrew 
  • Work performed in pulse lines

*out of pulse bays also available

Off-Aircraft Facility
  • State-of-the-art composite repair facility including 2.5m x 4m (8ft x 13ft) autoclave 
  • Carbon composite panels 
  • Manufacture of aircraft Skins 
  • Manufacture of mod kits and piece parts 
  • Kevlar seat repairs 
  • Safety equipment / harness repair 
  • Fabric repair / modification workshop 
  • Aluminium heat treatment (salt bath and ovens) 
  • Battery charging 
  • Rotor blade weighing 
  • Full calibration facilities (to national standard) 
  • Dedicated off-aircraft facilities for repair of dynamic components including rotor heads, gearboxes, transmissions, swash plates, 
• Undercarriage, pylon, hydraulics and pneumatic systems repair capability 
  • Manufacture and repair of pipes, flexi-hydraulics and fuel lines 
  • Wheel bay 
  • NDT to level 3

  • ERP (enterprise resource planning) system 
  • Off-site customer working parties available on all platforms 
  • Collection and delivery service (as required) 
  • LEAN pulse lines; ensuring efficient turn-times and high quality output 
  • Aeronautical apprenticeship training center 
  • On-site environmentally controlled helicopter storage available 
  • Off-line aircraft bays available (*Includes capability to repair Merlin, Puma, Gazelle and other
    helicopter models)
  • Fire and Crash recovery systems and crews 

Machining Facility
  • Electrical discharge machining (EDM) 
  • Centre lathes, milling machines, surface grinders and pillar drills

  • AS9100 Revision B / OHSAS 18001:1999 
  • ISO 14001:2004 / NADCAP

Supplier / OEM Approvals
  • AgustaWestland / UK MoD


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Contact us
Sales Team  
Fleetlands | UK 
Tel: +44 (0) 2392.946100