Jeff Poirier, center, president of Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic and Mark O’Keefe, right, vice president of finance for Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic, chat with Theo Prinsloo, left, military contracts manager with Execujet South Africa during the PT6A Customer Day event held recently at Vector’s Designated Overhaul Facility in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Summerside, PE, Canada – Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic (Vector - www.vectoraerospace.com); a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, recently hosted a PT6A Customer Day event at its Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in Johannesburg, South Africa (Vector Aerospace Africa (Pty) Ltd). The event, which was held November 21st, was facilitated by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC).
“I am extremely pleased to report that the PT6A Customer Day event at our shop in Johannesburg, South Africa was a huge success," says Jeff Poirier, president of Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic. "The event was an excellent opportunity for existing and potential customers to learn more about the PT6A turboprop engine and meet with true turboprop experts. We were very fortunate to have a representative from P&WC’s customer service team, along with members from Vector’s team on hand during the Customer Day to discuss the PT6A engine and to provide a complete overview of the engine’s operation and maintenance.”
“The value added for me personally by attending the PT6A Customer Day event was the opportunity to network with other people in the aircraft engine industry, “ says Theo Prinsloo, military contracts manager with Execujet South Africa. “I also received very positive feedback from technicians who were in attendance regarding the technical content provided during the day. I sincerely congratulate Vector Aerospace for hosting such a terrific event.”
Vector’s expansion into the African marketplace has been a key component in the company’s customer service growth strategy. The company has two strategically located facilities in Africa; a DOF in Johannesburg, South Africa and a service center in Nairobi, Kenya. The Johannesburg shop offers operators throughout the region complete overhaul services on many P&WC PT6A engines, and field service offerings on the P&WC JT15D and PW100 engine series while the Nairobi shop offers field service and engine line maintenance repairs on the P&WC PT6A and PW100 engine series.
About Vector Aerospace Corporation
Vector is a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Africa and Australia it provides services to commercial and military customers for various types of gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Principal operations include Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic; Vector Aerospace Engine Services-UK; Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America; SECA, A Vector Aerospace Company; Vector Aerospace International Limited and Pathix ASP. Vector also provides information technology solutions to an international customer base. Vector employs approximately 2,800 employees.
A comprehensive overview of Vector’s capabilities can be viewed at www.vectoraerospace.com