Toronto, ON – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com); a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces its appointment as a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the PW150A turboprop engine. Vector’s new DOF will be established in the Asia-Pacific region, with the intent to have a fully operational MRO facility in place by mid-2013.
“The addition of this new DOF to our existing engine capability portfolio, and our decision to establish an MRO facility in the Asia Pacific region truly adds to Vector’s global presence and coverage,” explains Vector Aerospace President and CEO, Declan O’Shea. “The development of a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW150A engine overhaul facility in this area creates considerable new opportunities for PW150A engine owners and operators throughout the Asia Pacific region to access our industry-proven services. Vector now has engine maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities, including testing capability throughout North America, Europe, South Africa, as recently announced in 2012 in Australia, and now as early as 2013, in Asia Pacific. The strategic distribution of these customer-focused facilities means we are even closer to our customers, and enables us to focus on minimizing shipping costs and turn-around-times.”
“Over the course of our relationship, Vector has built a solid reputation for customer service,” said Raffaele Virgili, Vice President, Customer Service at Pratt & Whitney Canada. “Today’s announcement is part of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s continuing effort to enhance the support services we offer our engine customers.”
With decades of success in supporting Pratt & Whitney Canada operators, both the Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic and Paris-based SECA, A Vector Aerospace Company, divisions have well-established reputations for meeting and often exceeding customer expectations related to engine performance, cost management, turn-times and warranty support. Brian Thompson, Senior Vice President Commercial, states that his company’s focus on customer service and quality will prove to be highly sought after by operators in the competitive Asia Pacific market, and that Vector’s establishment of a PW150A overhaul and testing facility in the region will provide operators of Bombardier’s highly regarded Dash 8-Q400 series aircraft with a proven MRO alternative, while also assisting Vector in achieving strategic growth and market share expansion.
Vector Aerospace, with engine MRO facilities in Prince Edward Island & British Columbia (Canada), the United Kingdom, Africa and France, is a P&WC Designated Overhaul Facility supporting the following engines: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A/PT6T /JT15D/ PW100/ PW305 / PW306 / PW307 / PW308.
Vector recently announced that it will add a DOF with full engine overhaul and test capability in Brisbane, Australia in support of the PT6A model engine in mid-2012.