Vector Aerospace-Andalusia Receives American Eurocopter Service Center Approval

Andalusia, AL – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces that 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.

Vector-Andalusia offers depth level repair services in support of US operators of the EC135 and EC145 (and the BK117). As both the EC135 and the EC145 are operated extensively throughout the United States, the agreement provides Vector an immediate opportunity to enhance the support it offers to US-based operators.

As explained by Rick Pataky, VP of Operations for Vector HSNA - Andalusia, “the receipt of American Eurocopter service center status for the EC135 and EC145 aligns with Vector-Andalusia’s recent facility expansion, and is evidence of its success since opening in 2004. Vector will continue to invest to bring increased service to operators in the US”.

Anthony Dinota, VP, Commercial Sales, Marketing and Customer Support for American Eurocopter explains that “as the leading helicopter supplier in the US commercial market, American Eurocopter must ensure its customers receive the highest standards of MRO support, and we are confident that the Vector-Andalusia team will meet and exceed the expectations of both American Eurocopter and the expanding base of EC135 and EC145 operators in the US.” 

Vector has extensive success with supporting Eurocopter products in the commercial market; with more than two decades of experience in providing engine, dynamic component, airframe and avionics repair and overhaul services from its Andalusia, Alabama, and Langley, British Columbia 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.