The contract, includes maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support by Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America on products including Bell 205, 206 and 212 models; Eurocopter AS350 and AS355; Sikorsky S61and the McDonnell Douglas MD 500 (airframes, avionics and components) fleets, as well as Rolls Royce 250 series, Turbomeca Arriel 1 and General Electric CT58 engines. Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic, in Summerside PEI, also undertakes MRO support of Coast to Coast’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A series engines.
"Vector is extremely pleased to be working with Coast to Coast," says John MacDougall, President of Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America. "Our reputation for superior customer service and quality opened this door, and our ability to effectively support various rotary and fixed wing aircraft from locations throughout North America were key elements that factored into our signing Coast to Coast."
MacDougall also explains that in today's economic climate, operators are even more focused on working with established, reliable MRO organizations to ensure they receive the most from their MRO investment.
Coast to Coast currently operates a fleet of approximately 80 helicopters and more than 40 fixed-wing aircraft in both Canada and the United States, and has repair and overhaul operations across North America.
Vector Aerospace Corporation is an independent provider of aviation repairs and overhaul services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Vector provides services to commercial and military customers for various types of gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. It also provides information technology solutions to an international customer base.
Principal operations include Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic (formerly Atlantic Turbines), Vector Aerospace Engine Services UK Limited (formerly Sigma Aerospace), Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services (formerly ACROHELIPRO Global Services), Vector Aerospace International Limited (rotary and component repair business of DARA acquired from the Ministry of Defense in the United Kingdom) and Pathix ASP. The Company has approximately 2,500 employees.
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Vector Aerospace Corporation is an independent provider of aviation repair and overhaul services.
T56 engine repair and overhaul support for a fleet of Lockheed C-130H aircraft.
Chris has extensive experience in the MRO industry as the former VP of Sales and Business Development with Heli-One and prior to that with CHC Helicopter.
The new Vector engine repair and overhaul facility is located at Hangar 25, Lanseria International Airport, Lanseria, South Africa