Vector Signs 3-year MRO Support Contract with Optima Aero for PT6T-Series Engines

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace (, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a 3-year MRO support contract with Optima Aero headquartered in Quebec, CA, to provide maintenance repair and overhaul for their PT6T-series engines for the next three years.

"Vector has been a valued and trusted partner for Optima Aero, and this was key in developing an innovative MRO agreement with them,” states Toby Gauld, President, Optima Aero. “Everybody at Vector strives to increase value for the customer, and understands the importance of the full value stream. Vector has a winning blend of experience, leadership, openness, and technical efficiency."

“Vector is pleased to have signed this MRO support contract with Optima Aero,” says Chris McDowell, VP, Sales and Marketing at HS-NA. “This support agreement reinforces our strong relationship with Optima Aero and our ability to provide quality maintenance, repair and overhaul for PT6-T engines as a Pratt & Whitney Canada DDOF.”

About Optima Aero

Optima Aero offers a full service package for Pratt & Whitney PT6T, PT6B, PW200 and Turbomeca Arriel 2 engines, parts and technical expertise with the best quality spare parts, innovative component and engine exchange solutions. Optima Aero’s customers are both operators and MRO facilities around the world and they offer tremendous experience to organizations through their seasoned team experts in the maintenance of gas turbine engines. Optima Aero is recognized by Transport Canada as an approved distribution organization 35-12 under AWM 563. Optima Aero sets itself apart in the marketplace by providing the most innovative solutions, top quality parts and the best team in its field.

About Vector Aerospace

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.