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Arriel 2 engine overall line up and running

March 28, 2011, Richmond, B.C. - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America announces its Turbomeca-approved Arriel 2 engine repair and overhaul line; including full test capability is up and running.

March 28, 2011
By Carey Fredericks


“We are excited to introduce Vector’s newest engine capability to the market,” explains John MacDougall, Vector’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing.  “Our years of experience and success I supporting the Arriel 1 engine has immediately opened the door for Vector in the Arriel 2 market, and immediately we received overhauls from leading heli-tour operators including Sunshine Helicopters and Maverick Helicopters, as well as several prominent United States-based helicopter fleet operators.”

“Vector received approval from Turbomeca in 2009 to offer repair and overhaul support for the Arriel 2 engine (including: 2B, 2B1, 2C, 2C1, 2C2, 2S1 and 2S2 series),” explains MacDougall. “From that point, we established a repair and overhaul line while also certifying and correlating our engine test cell to accommodate full test procedures.” 

MacDougall emphasizes that the primary motivator for entering the Arriel 2 market was Vector’s awareness of a growing market requirement for additional repair and overhaul support; and Vector’s 20-plus years of success in supporting Arriel 1 operators was a clear indicator that it could manage the Arriel 2 equally well. Therefore, the addition of the Arriel 2 line to Vector’s existing engine portfolio made business sense for helicopter operators, the Original Equipment Manufacturer, and for Vector.

“The Arriel 2 engine is a great product that will be relevant to the industry for many years, and Vector is working diligently to ensure we are a key player in the Arriel 2 repair and overhaul market,” says MacDougall.


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