Vector captures growing market for AS350 inspections
March 2, 2015, Langley, B.C. - Vector Aerospace Corporation has announced that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has recently conducted three 12-year inspections with plans to conduct a fourth this month.
Vector Aerospace recently performed two Airbus Helicopters AS350 12-year inspections for Care Flight of Reno, Nevada affiliated with Air Methods, with plans to commence a third this month. Additionally, Vector Aerospace recently completed its first EC130-B4 12-year inspection for Garry Chernoff, a private owner in Penticton, B.C.
Vector Aerospace has extensive repair capabilities required to conduct Airbus Helicopters certified 12-year inspections on the AS350 series, including an Airbus Helicopters approved fuselage fixture in-house as well as capabilities to perform floor and aft structural assembly; tailboom repairs/assembly and composite repairs including canopy assembly. Vector Aerospace also has Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair design approvals which are required to conduct Airbus Helicopters certified 12-year inspections.
“The extensive knowledge and experience our technicians have with 12-year inspections for AS350 series aircraft allows us to provide top quality and quick turnaround times for this kind of critical inspection,” said Chris McDowell, vp sales and marketing at Vector HS-NA. “We look forward to continuing to provide this service to our customers worldwide.”
Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world's leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Powerplants supported include a wide range of turboshafts, turboprops and turbofans from General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky. Its capabilities include major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, full-service avionics capability including aircraft rewiring, as well as mission equipment installation and glass cockpit upgrades.
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