Brisbane, AUS – Vector Aerospace a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, recently announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Field Air to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A engine services. Field Air, headquartered in Ballarat, Victoria, is the primary Air Tractor dealership for Asia Pacific and one of Australia’s leading aerial application businesses.
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Vector will provide comprehensive engine MRO services in support of Field Air’s fleet of five Air Tractors. In addition, Vector will provide comprehensive MRO services to Field Air for all engines provided by its customers.
“We appreciate the excellent service levels, support and flexibility provided by everyone at the Vector Brisbane facility,” says Peter Mackay, Managing Director at Field Air Group of Companies. “We look forward to the continuation of this valued working relationship.”
“The signing of this exclusive agreement demonstrates the excellent progress our Brisbane facility is making in its support of the agricultural and firefighting aviation markets within the Australian region,” says Matt Dennington, General Manager of Vector’s Brisbane facility. “We look forward to enhancing our relationship with Field Air in the coming years as they continue to develop and expand within the Asia Pacific region."
Field Air and other operators throughout Asia Pacific also benefit from the support of Vector’s Mobile Repair Team (MRT), which is composed of 150 dedicated employees specifically focused on MRT operations globally. The MRT operation is designed around a ‘Quick Turn Around’ and ‘Travel Ready’ philosophy to support customers' needs 24/7. The majority of Vector’s MRT professionals are licensed A&P technicians, who have either worked in a service center or as an MRT in their careers, and who on average benefit from 30+ years of experience in their field.
About Field Air
Established in 1963, Field Air is today one of the leading aerial application businesses in Australia.
The company was formed at Ballarat in Western Victoria, primarily to provide aerial spreading and spraying services to farms in Western Victoria.
Field Air then expanded into the Riverina of NSW working on rice and other irrigated and dry land crops. In the early 1970s, the company expanded when it took on the Australian dealership for Air Tractor.
More information can be found on the company’s website at www.fieldair.com.au.
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 2,200 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, Leonardo Helicopters 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.
Image: James O’Brien (left) of Field Air with Matt Dennington, General Manager of Vector’s Brisbane facility
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