Feb. 13, 2012, Richmond, B.C. - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America announces the expansion of its Andalusia, Alabama facilities; with the Grand Opening scheduled for March, 2012.
By Carey Fredericks
Rick Pataky, vice-president of operations at the Andalusia operation explains that the current 38,000 square-foot repair and overhaul facility; opened on December 3rd, 2008 has been challenged with capacity issues in recent years due to Vector’s continued growth; and that the time is right for an expansion to accommodate future market share growth. In particular, Pataky identifies the necessity to expand Vector’s TH-57 and TH-67 overhaul lines in support of ongoing US Navy and US Army programs, as well as expansion of the company’s UH-1 Upgrade Program.
Vector has successfully operated the Andalusia, Alabama operation since 2004 where it has offered best-in-class airframe, component, avionics and engineering support to a mix of defense and commercial operators throughout North America. The company has continued to experience steady business growth via a continually expanding customer base consisting of both of defense and commercial operators.
Vector’s comprehensive service portfolio includes:
– Engines: (Pratt & Whitney PT6T, Rolls Royce model 250, Arriel 1 and Arriel 2,
General Electric T58 / CT58 and CT-7A / T700) * including complete test capability
– Dynamic components
– Airframes and major inspections (support for various Sikorsky, Eurocopter and Bell models)
– Full-service avionics; including glass cockpit engineering, development and integration;
complete aircraft rewires, Supplemental Type Certificate development, etc.