Vector Aerospace and Sikorsky Aerospace Services Sign Agreement for Customer Service Centre in United Kingdom

Following an announcement at the Paris Airshow that Vector Aerospace has been appointed as a Sikorsky approved Customer Service Centre (CSC) in the United Kingdom, the company is delighted to announce that the fourth Sikorsky VIP S-76® helicopter has been inducted into the maintenance facility in Gosport, Hampshire.

Simon Jones, Vector Aerospace Product Development Director UK, said, "With Vector's full depth support capabilities combined with Sikorsky's Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) integration services we can offer enhanced support for the U.K.'s S-76 VIP platform. This agreement continues to highlight our policy of working with the world's leading rotary wing OEMs and opens up important new markets for us to develop our maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities globally."

"Vector Aerospace is recognised in the industry as a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Aligned with our international strategic initiatives and overall commitment to our worldwide customers, this agreement serves as an important launch point in the U.K.," said Frank DiPasquale, SAS Vice-President, Business Development & Strategic Relationships. "We are pleased to work with Vector Aerospace and look forward to future opportunities to strengthen our relationship and enhance our support capabilities for Sikorsky's commercial operators throughout Europe."

The Customer Service Centres will offer Sikorsky S-76 operators complete aftermarket support - including Sikorsky trained local maintenance personnel for on-site comprehensive maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts procurement.

Vector's facility in Gosport, Hampshire is a long established provider of full depth maintenance for a range of major rotary-wing platforms. With its close proximity to the North Sea oil and gas market, Vector's component support facility in Almondbank, Perthshire provides strategic importance.The CSC will be a key support facility for the future expansion of Sikorsky's S-76 commercial aircraft fleet in the UK and surrounding areas.

About Vector Aerospace Corporation

Vector Aerospace is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa, and Kenya Vector Aerospace provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector's customer-focused team includes over 2,700 motivated employees.

More information can be found on the company's website at

About Sikorsky Aerospace Services

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a Sikorsky company, provides comprehensive support to rotary and fixed wing operators around the world. It offers its military and commercial customers a full portfolio of support services, including material distribution, maintenance, overhaul & repair, aircraft modifications and life-cycle support. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.