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Press Releases 2009

Vector Aerospace awarded US Army helicopter overhaul subcontract

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded a subcontract from Army Fleet Support at Fort Rucker, Alabama in support of the United States Army TH-67 (Bell 206) Flying Hour Program.

Vector Aerospace launches new UK-based Designated Overhaul Facility for PW307/308 Engines

Toronto, ON- Vector Aerospace Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces that it has inducted its first two PW308C model engines at its recently opened Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW307A, PW308A and PW308C model engines. The new operation is situated at Vector Aerospace-United Kingdom’s Fleetlands facility.

Vector Aerospace Awarded Turbomeca Arriel 2 Engine Repair & Overhaul License

Toronto, ON-Vector Aerospace Corporation one of the world’s leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has received a new license from Turbomeca for repair and overhaul of Arriel 2 engine models for North America; enabling Vector to service civilian Arriel 2 operators throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Vector Aerospace receives FAA approval for Bell 407 “glass cockpit” installation

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has received FAA certification for the development of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for the Bell 407 helicopter.

Vector Announces $45 Million Equity Financing

TORONTO - Vector Aerospace Corporation ("Vector" TSX: RNO) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by TD Securities Inc. and Dundee Securities Corporation, and including CIBC, Scotia Capital Inc. and Versant Partners Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"),

Vector Aerospace awarded Bell UH-1 maintenance fixture certification & dynamic component overhaul approval

Andalusia, Alabama – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) has received Bell Helicopter approval for both its UH-1 airframe maintenance fixture as well as for the repair and overhaul for UH-1 dynamic components at its Andalusia, Alabama helicopter maintenance operation.

Vector Aerospace consolidates Texas-based Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney Canada engine operations

Dallas, Texas - Vector Aerospace Corporation announces its Helicopter Services Rolls-Royce 250 model engine repair facility located in Lewisville, Texas is consolidating with the Vector Engine Services-Atlantic Pratt & Whitney Canada engine repair station in Southlake, Texas to create a combined engine repair operation. From Southlake, Vector Aerospace will offer repair station support for the Rolls-Royce model 250 and the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, JT15D and PW100 engines.

Vector Aerospace acquires certified OH58 airframe maintenance fixture

Andalusia, Alabama – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) now offers Bell Helicopter-certified airframe repair capability for the OH-58 (Kiowa) A and C models, via its new maintenance fixture located at the company’s Andalusia, Alabama helicopter repair and overhaul operation.

Vector Aerospace Awarded Brazilian Air Force H-1H Helicopter Support Contract

Toronto, Ontario, August 19th, 2009 - Vector Aerospace Corporation announced that it has, through Vector Helicopter Services – North America, been awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force in support of its fleet of Bell H-1H helicopters valued at approximately $15M USD over a five year period. The contract was signed by representatives of the Brazilian Air Force and Vector at the Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in Washington, DC.
CDM PRESENTS MAOS CERTIFICATE TO VECTOR AEROSPACE

CDM PRESENTS MAOS CERTIFICATE TO VECTOR AEROSPACE

The Chief of Defence Materiel, General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue, visited Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Fleetlands on 27 July to present the company with an MIL Part 145 approval certificate marking its qualification under the Maintenance Approved Organisation Scheme (MAOS) and also an AS9110 Certificate.
VECTOR RECEIVES GOLD BOEING PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

VECTOR RECEIVES GOLD BOEING PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Vector Aerospace Component Services Almondbank has been presented with a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers who have achieved superior performance. The Almondbank operation maintained a Gold performance composite rating for each month of the 12-month period from October 1st 2007

Lynx Mk9’s receive enhanced protection package from Vector Aerospace

The Lynx Business Unit at Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Fleetlands in Gosport has recently completed an important modification upgrade across the UK MoD’s entire fleet of Mk9 Lynx helicopters. All 22 aircraft are now fitted with the latest Defensive Aids System (DAS) to help protect them from possible enemy attacks while carrying out their duties in theatre.

Sea King comes back to life

On the 2 April 2009 Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Fleetlands performed the formal handover of Sea King MK4 ZF115 back to the MoD after an extensive repair, modification and maintenance programme.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America Delivers S61 “Short” to Billings Flying Services

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) has delivered a shortened and modified Sikorsky S61 helicopter to Billings Flying Services (Billings); a family-owned and operated company with a 20-year history in the aviation industry. The aircraft successfully underwent hover checks and test flights, and was handed over to Billing on March 4 th, 2009.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services extends SAGEM “glass cockpit” upgrades to Bell 407 Operators

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services announces that the certification effort to add the Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) Integrated Cockpit Display Systems (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installations”) for the Bell 407 is well underway, with the prototype helicopter installation nearing completion.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services & Heli-Lynx Helicopters team up to present the 355FX STC “Glass Cockpit” upgrade for HAI 2009

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services has combined the expertise and experience of its avionics department with the equally talented Heli-Lynx Helicopters team to present the Vector developed, Supplemental Type Certified (STC) and integrated Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) glass cockpit configured for the 355FX STC at HAI 2009. The helicopter, which highlights numerous enhancements, is available for viewing at Static Display # 5 & 6.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services offering Sagem “glass cockpit” kits to marketplace

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector), the worlds largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services announces it has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval (STC #SR00229AK) to manufacture and distribute Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) Integrated Cockpit Display Systems (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installations”) for the Bell 206 series of helicopters.

Vector Aerospace signs 3-year MRO Agreement with Coast to Coast, Inc.

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation, the world’s largest independent provider of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul services has signed Coast to Coast Helicopters, Incorporated (Coast to Coast), a growing Canadian rotary and fixed-wing aircraft operator, to a three-year maintenance agreement for its diverse fleet of aircraft.

FAA Approves Sikorsky S61 Glass Cockpit STC

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for a Vector-developed Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) has been granted to Carson Helicopter Services for a five panel configuration of a Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS or glass cockpit) for installation in the Sikorsky S-61 helicopter.

Vector Receives Contract Renewal In Support Of Canadian Military

Operating out of 8 Wing, Trenton Ontario, Vector provides flightline servicing on four CH-146 Griffon helicopters (Bell 412HP) employed in SAR operations throughout Eastern Canada. Vector has provided this essential service to the DND since taking on the initial contract in June, 2007.

Vector-Langley Offering In-House Paint Capability

Elvis Moniz, Director of Operations for Vector Aerospace-Langley explains that having this resource in-house allows Vector to better ensure quality and improve turn-times; two areas they deems critical in addressing customer requirements. This new in-house paint capability compliments existing in-house paint capabilities located at Vector’s Andalusia, Alabama location.

Vector Wins Sikorsky S-61 Shortening Contract

The helicopter modification and shortening process involves a number of technical disciplines including engineering, structures, fabrication and avionics/electrical; all of which will be performed by Vector’s Langley, British Columbia team. This segment of Vector Helicopter Services specializes in helicopter structures and avionics repair, overhaul and upgrades.
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