Richmond, BC - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) http://www.vectoraerospace.com/, a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for installation of the Skytrac ISAT 100/200 Helicopter Flight-Following and Satellite communication system on the Eurocopter AS332C, L, L1 and L2 models (#SR02393AK).
“The Skytrac system integration offers enhanced two-way voice communication between aircraft and ground, and also features flight-following, aircraft tracking and flight mapping capabilities,” explains Elvis Moniz, vice-president of operations at Vector’s airframe and avionics MRO operation based in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Moniz further emphasizes that this certification is the first of many avionics STC's currently in development by Vector for the Super Puma helicopter, as well as certifications for a variety of other legacy helicopters supported by Vector in response to an increasing operator focus on platform upgrades versus replacement.
Vector has a history of success with development and integration of avionics STCs and upgrades on a variety of Sikorsky, Eurocopter and Bell helicopter models from its Langley and Andalusia, Alabama operations; both of which are recognized as industry leaders in avionics and airframe repair and overhaul for both commercial and defense helicopter operations.
Vector’s comprehensive service portfolio includes:
- Engines: (Pratt & Whitney PT6T, Rolls Royce model 250, Arriel 1 and Arriel 2,
General Electric T58 / CT58 and CT-7A / T700) * including complete test capability
- Dynamic components
- Airframes and major inspections (support for various Sikorsky, Eurocopter and Bell models)
- Full-service avionics; including glass cockpit engineering, development and integration;
complete aircraft rewires, Supplemental Type Certificate development, etc.
Vector's experienced and knowledgeable team of helicopter sales and customer support professionals will be available at Booth 2137.
Vector Aerospace and American Eurocopter have signed an agreement enabling Vector's Andalusia, Alabama repair operation to operate as an American Eurocopter Service Center in the United States.
It has recently been granted a Transport Canada STC for an Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS, or “glass cockpit installation”) for the Bell 205 series helicopter.
Its Andalusia, Alabama, facilities are going to be expanded with a grand opening scheduled for March 2012.