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Vector Aerospace completes first AS350 inspections for San Bernardino County Sheriff Dept.

June 29, 2016  By Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace has announced that it has completed the first of three 12-year inspections for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s (SBCSD) fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars.

The SBCSD flew its second AStar to Vector’s hangar in Langley, B.C. on June 20, and returned home with the first completed aircraft, work on which included a full Arriel 2B1 engine overhaul and a comprehensive repaint. Vector is scheduled to receive the third and final SBCSD helicopter early next year for its 12-year inspection.
“Vector is very proud to provide ongoing support of SBCSD’s fleet requirements,” said Craig Pluim, vice president, sales – rotary-wing at Vector Aerospace. “With our extensive OEM certifications, we are one of very few MROs that can offer tip-to-tail support on the AS350 series, including major/minor inspections, D-level structural repair, paint, avionics, engine and component repair/overhaul.”
“Vector is a pleasure to work with,” said lieutenant Mitch Dattilo, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  “We are especially pleased with the quality workmanship and outstanding customer service provided by the team at Vector.” 


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