Dublin, Ireland – Vector Financial Services, the leasing division of Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service, is pleased to announce the signing of a special Bypass Plus program with Starlite Aviation Group, an enhanced offering of the By the Hour Support Program now covering engines.
Starlite is a partner operator for the Super Puma aircraft with aircraft already in operation through the Vector leasing program. "We are delighted to expand our relationship with Starlite as we continue to grow their Utility market offerings," states Balkiz Sarihan, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Vector Aerospace.
Vector's Super Puma program includes leasing, by-the-hour support, maintenance and modification programs. The program is complemented by Vector’s exclusive portfolio of STCs, including CV/FDR and NVG suites. With two facilities located in North America and the United Kingdom, Vector Aerospace continues to support a growing customer base.
Vector Financial service has a fleet of 12 aircraft throughout Australia, Middle East, Latin America and United Kingdom.
Starlite was Airbus Helicopter’s launch customer for the new AS 332C1e helicopter, the first of which was delivered in November. Starlite is working in partnership with Airbus Helicopters and Vector on programs to boost the utility helicopter market.
''Vector understands our needs and operational demands as we continue to expand our foot print with our Super Puma fleet. To date we have received excellent service from Vector’s very professional and experienced team. It is on this basis that I am happy to sign the bypass plus agreement,” states Alan O’Neill, Starlite Group Aviation Director.
About Vector Leasing and By-the-Hour Support Program
Vector’s Leasing program includes short to medium term leases fully backed by a by the hour support program. Vector’s fleet of helicopters are upgraded with new technologies such as CV/FDR, NVG and avionics suite upgrades which makes them ideally suited for the medium/heavy Utility operating environment.
About Starlite Aviation Group
Starlite Aviation Group is a multi-faceted aviation company that offers a range of helicopter services on a worldwide basis, through their head office in Ireland and operations on four continents. Starlite supplies a range of aviation services including: relief contract work, oil & gas, passenger and cargo transport, helicopter sales and charter, pilot training, aircraft management, training & maintenance, component overhaul and the supply and distribution of aircraft parts and support equipment.