– Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is proud to announce that two of its employees, Robert Bertram and Christophe Luce, have been selected as recipients of Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine’s 2016 AMT Next Gen ‘40 under 40’ award.
Now in its second year, the AMT Next Gen program celebrates forty aircraft maintenance professionals less than 40 years of age who demonstrate the talent, ambition and characteristics of the next-generation aircraft maintenance professional. These forty individuals are selected from hundreds of nominations, based on their initiative, job commitment and contribution to the industry.
Robert Bertram, Director of Technical Services and Operations at Vector’s Engine Services - Atlantic (ESA) division in Summerside, PE, Canada, began his 15-year career with Vector in 2001, after gaining his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University. Since that time, he has worked closely with three of ESA’s main products, the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) JT15D, PT6A and PW100, being appointed to his current role in 2013.
“Robert is characteristic of the homegrown talent that has made Vector’s Summerside facility the success story it has become,” said Jeff Poirier, President of Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic. “By pursuing a career path with Vector that has encompassed both technical and customer service disciplines, Robert has played an active role in ensuring that the MRO support we provide to operators worldwide lives up to our goal of setting the standard of customer service.”
Christophe Luce, Mobile Repair Team (MRT) Technical Manager at Vector Aerospace - France (VAF) in Gonesse, began his 21-year career with Vector in 1995 as an apprentice engine technician. After earning his Bac Pro aéronautique degree in aviation maintenance, Christophe went on to serve with the turboprop test team in Gonesse, supporting the site’s high-volume PT6A and PW100 operations. Christophe would also travel the world supporting Vector’s customers as a member of VAF’s MRT team, ultimately being appointed as MRT Technical Manager in 2015.
“I am delighted to see Christophe’s contributions to the industry reflected in this award,” said Christian Venzal, President & CEO of Vector Aerospace - France. “Coming from a family with deep aviation connections, Christophe has always exemplified the passion for the industry that so many of our employees exhibit, and this was further reflected in his recent recognition as a “Salarié Référent”. Christophe is a deserving recipient of the AMT Next Gen award, and a great ambassador for our industry.”
Vector Aerospace congratulates Robert, Christophe and all of the recipients of this year’s AMT Next Gen awards.
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 provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector’s customer-focused team includes over 2,300 motivated employees.
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 Safran. 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.
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Like us on Facebook
Director, Marketing and Communications