Vector representatives, left to right - Simon Atherley, Malcolm Venturi, Matthew Veitch, Simon Wilks, Nick Mears and Matt Dennington.
Brisbane, AUS – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, recently ran a series of “Vector Ag Customer Days” for the second year running. The events focus on the important Australian agricultural aerial application operator and firefighting segments and were held in collaboration with Field Air and Pratt and Whitney Canada (P&WC).
The first Ag Customer Day was held in Moree, New South Wales, with the second held in Adelaide, South Australia ahead of the Aerial Agricultural Association of Australia (AAAA) National Convention. Highlights of the sessions included a live hot section inspection (HSI) demonstration on a P&WC PT6A engine model, during which Vector’s mobile repair team (MRT) experts took the engine apart, thereby allowing attendees to better appreciate how the HSI is performed.
The events also benefited from the insights provided by P&WC’s local Field Support Representative (FSR) and Customer Service team, including a cutaway PT6A engine plus a variety of components exhibiting the types of engine damage experienced by Ag operators in the field, including lightning strikes, corrosion and foreign object damage (FOD).
Commenting on the Ag Customer Day events, Matt Dennington, General Manager of Vector Aerospace Australia, said: “These Customer Days offer a great opportunity for us to focus on the unique needs of our agricultural aerial application operators, receiving valuable feedback from the field and in turn highlighting the wide range of services offered by Vector. Working closely with P&WC, we are able to offer a broad range of cost-saving opportunities for the ag operator community, while at the same time supporting their demanding aircraft utilization schedules with reliable engine performance.”
Vector Aerospace Australia is a P&WC Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for a wide range of P&WC PT6A engine models including the PT6A-11AG, PT6A-15AG, PT6A-34AG, PT6A-60AG, PT6A-65AG and PT6A-67AG, designed specifically for the ag industry. In addition, Vector’s Summerside facility in Canada also supports the PT6A-41AG engine model.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, P&WC is a global leader in aerospace that is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.
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.
More information can be found on the company’s website at www.vectoraerospace.com
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