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Vector Aerospace signs exclusive PT6A service agreement with Australian aeromedical provider CareFlight

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Las Vegas, NV – Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has entered into an exclusive agreement with CareFlight to provide the Australian aeromedical operator with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A engine services. CareFlight, headquartered in Sydney, NSW, uses helicopters, turboprops and business jets to transfer patients from accident scenes and between hospitals.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Vector will provide comprehensive engine MRO services from its P&WC PT6A Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in Brisbane, QLD, in support of CareFlight’s six King Air B200 aircraft, which are powered by the PT6A-42. These aircraft are customized in aeromedical configuration and operated as the ‘Top End Medical Retrieval Service’ on behalf of the Northern Territory Government, based out of Darwin, NT.

“We welcome the opportunity to continue our valued relationship with Vector,” says Derek Colenbrander, CEO of CareFlight. "We are extremely confident that Vector will provide the engine support and service we need to ensure that we enhance our level of customer service and improve our competiveness.”

Matt Dennington, General Manager of Vector’s Brisbane facility, says that Vector is excited to be entering into the service agreement with CareFlight. “We are confident that Vector’s repair and overhaul practices, coupled with our team of highly trained and professional people, will be of exceptional value and benefit to CareFlight,” says Dennington.

CareFlight 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 CareFlight

 CareFlight is an aeromedical charity established in May 1986 by a group of Australian doctors. CareFlight uses a variety of aircraft, including aeromedical helicopters, jets and aeroplanes, to bring injured and ill patients within Australia and overseas to emergency hospital care.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

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. 

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Information Contacts:

Victoria Roberts
Director, Marketing & Communications
Vector Aerospace
Tel: +1 (817) 416-7926 ext. 1259

Colin MacDonald
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Vector Aerospace
Tel: +1 (902) 888-1828

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