StandardAero and Papillon Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 40 retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks (CRFTs) in support of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ fleet of Airbus AS350 B3 and EC130 B4 tour aircraft. Installation of the first CRFT will take place this April.
Robertson Fuel Systems and StandardAero announced today the milestone attainment of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters.
StandardAero is proud to announce that four of its employees, Matt Ackroyd, Steve Barrett, Katie Gray and Daniel Walker, have been selected as recipients of Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine’s 2017 AMT Next Gen ‘40 under 40’ award.
StandardAero (formerly a Vector Aerospace division) has appointed Mike Bell as the new Regional Sales Director, North America, for its rotary-wing sales team. Mike will be based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc. (“StandardAero”) and Airbus SE (“Airbus”) today announced that they have finalized the acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (“Vector”) from Airbus.
Vector Aerospace has signed a new seven-year exclusive engine service agreement with Precision Air Services to support the Tanzanian airline’s fleet of ATR regional turboprop aircraft. The signing of this new agreement demonstrates Precision Air Services’ confidence in the support received from Vector’s facility in Gonesse, France, over the past three years.
Vector Aerospace has appointed Clovis Martins as its new North American Sales and Service Manager for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW300 turbofan engine series.
Vector Aerospace has recently celebrated the first anniversary of the introduction of dynamic component repair (DCR) capability for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil family at its Almondbank site in Perth, Scotland.
Vector Aerospace has received renewal of its Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certificate approval from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation. This renewal relates to Vector Aerospace France (VAF), located in Gonesse, Paris.
Vector Aerospace is exhibiting for the second time at the Association of Air Medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas from October 16th – 18th, 2017, in Booth #635.
Vector Aerospace has received several queries recently relating to a defunct UK-based company which had a similar name (“Vector Aerospace LLP”). As previously noted in November 2012, Vector Aerospace – which became part of Airbus in June 2011 – has never had any relationship with or connection to Vector Aerospace LLP.
Vector Aerospace is increasingly being relied upon for cross-fleet support by customers operating both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Vector’s broad range of powerplant services for turboprops/jets and turboshafts, combined with its extensive portfolio of helicopter support capabilities, makes Vector a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ for such cross-fleet operators.
Vector Aerospace 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.
Vector Aerospace will be highlighting its broad range of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft support services at the National Business Aviation Association’s 70th annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), taking place in Las Vegas, NV, during October 10-12. Vector is showcasing its full range of cost-effective MRO solutions on Booth #C11018.
Vector Aerospace is celebrating its 35th anniversary servicing the Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in the UK.
Vector Aerospace recently had the honour of hosting a Texas Trade Mission roundtable discussion at its Grapevine, TX, facility involving participants from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, local businesses and media.
Vector Aerospace announces that its Singapore facility has successfully serviced and delivered back to the customer its 100th Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A turboprop engine.
Vector Aerospace and its partner Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company, announce that their Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 light single helicopter family has successfully completed its first flight.
Vector Aerospace Corporation has been presented with two awards from Rolls-Royce for its support of the AE 2100 turboprop’s quick engine change (QEC) nacelle.
Vector Aerospace announces that one of its Canadian employees, Lindsay Hai, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 “Top 20 Under 40” report produced by Wings and Helicopters magazines.
Vector Aerospace has successfully completed its first full engine overhaul on the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-140 turboprop engine at its facility in South Africa. The PT6A-140 engine powers the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX, and is also offered as an upgrade for earlier models of the 208 Caravan family.
Vector Aerospace Corporation 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).
Vector Aerospace has achieved Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Part M approval. As such, Vector’s UK team is now a Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation, capable of supporting aircraft operators and owners with CAMO services.
Vector Aerospace has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery.
Vector Aerospace is proud to announce that its Component Services team, based in Almondbank, Perth, has been officially accepted onto the UK’s Sharing in Growth (SiG) programme.
Vector Aerospace Corporation has recently commenced a contract with the Pakistan Navy for the return to service of three Leonardo Helicopters (ex-Westland) Sea Kings at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire, UK. Work on the contract is being performed by Vector’s UK-based Aviation Services team, previously responsible for depth maintenance of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Sea King helicopter fleet.
Vector Aerospace has received authorization from Safran Helicopter Engines to support the latest Arriel 2D model as a certified Repair Centre. This new approval, which extends Vector’s service capabilities on the Airbus Helicopters H125 and H130 platforms, continues Vector’s long-running support of the popular Arriel family of turboshafts.
Vector Aerospace will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017), being held in Geneva, Switzerland, during May 22-24. EBACE is Europe's premier business and general aviation trade show, held annually.
Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to support the needs of Bell Huey helicopter operators worldwide with its UH-1H3 (“Hot, High, Heavy”) upgrade & modernization program.
Vector Aerospace 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.
Vector Aerospace Corporation a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, congratulates its talented engineer Katie Gray on winning a prestigious UK Technician of the Year award.
Vector Aerospace Corporation announced today the launch of Vector Global Services (VGS), a new team dedicated to meeting the broad aircraft management, design services and technical support needs of fleet operators around the world.
Vector Aerospace has signed a two-year engine support contract with the Comando Generale della Guardia di Finanza (Italian Financial Police).
Vector Aerospace continues to extend its long-standing tradition of serving the United States armed forces by providing support for the Airbus UH-72A Lakota. Based on Airbus Helicopters’ H145/EC145 platform, the UH-72A is a light utility helicopter used for a variety of missions including training, homeland security, drug interdiction, logistics and medical evacuation.
Vector Aerospace announced today its appointment by GE Aviation as an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider for GE T700 Engines. This approval extends Vector’s 18-year association with GE on the T700 family, which is supported from Vector’s Helicopter Services – North America facility in Richmond, BC, Canada.
Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace has recently received approval from the European and United States airworthiness authorities for its ADS-B solutions offered for Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft.
Vector Aerospace has over the past year continued to pursue certification of the crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) being developed with Robertson Fuel Systems LLC as a retrofit for the Airbus AS350/EC130 family of helicopters.
Vector Aerospace is showcasing a wide range of its capabilities at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show in Dallas, TX, from crash-resistant fuel tanks and other safety equipment to engine MRO.
Vector Aerospace is reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade, which is available to operators of Bell Helicopter's best-selling platform, the Bell 407.
Vector Aerospace will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Dallas, TX next week (March 7-9).
Dublin, Ireland – Vector Aerospace Corporation has recently supplied five extensively modified AS332L Super Puma helicopters on lease to Starlite Aviation. The multi-year lease arrangement was undertaken through Vector Financial Services, based in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Airbus Helicopters.
Vector Aerospace Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with a major European government for the overhaul of Rolls-Royce T56 turboprop engines. The contract, which has a multi-year term, covers the overhaul of T56 engines, modules, components and accessories.
Vector Aerospace has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to extend its ADS-B solutions to cover the Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, H125/AS350, H130/EC130 and H135/EC135 series, with operators able to choose from either the L3 Lynx NGT-9000 or Garmin GTX-345 transponders.