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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-Langley now offering in-house paint capability

January 7, 2009  By Corrie

Jan. 7, 2009, Richmond, B.C. – Vector is now capable of providing complete paint services for operators utilizing light to medium helicopters, from its Langley, B.C. facility.

Jan. 7, 2009, Richmond, B.C. – In an ongoing initiative to enhance and expand the considerable helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul resources available to operators around the world, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) announces it is now capable of providing complete paint services for operators utilizing light to medium helicopters, from its Langley, British Columbia facility.

Elvis Moniz, Director of Operations for Vector Aerospace-Langley explains that having this resource in-house allows Vector to better ensure quality and improve turn-times; two areas they deems critical in addressing customer requirements. This new in-house paint capability compliments existing in-house paint capabilities located at Vector’s Andalusia, Alabama location.

Vector-Langley recently delivered its first three paint jobs to Slave Lake Helicopters, Liberty Helicopters  and Swanson Helicopters.  George Kelham, president of Slave Lake helicopters remarked, “We are very pleased with the high quality and attention to detail that went into our paint job. We receive positive comments on the paint wherever the machine flies.”

Vector Aerospace-Langley’s new paint capability rounds out the complete airframe and avionics specialties that have been the mainstay of the operation. Among Vector’s recent successes, one of its most notable includes Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) development and integration of the world’s first Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS), or “glass cockpit” installation, in a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter.


Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, based in Vancouver, British Columbia is internationally recognized for providing superior repair and overhaul services from state-of-the-art facilities located across North America.  

Products supported include: Rolls Royce model 250, Pratt & Whitney PT6T, Turbomeca Arriel 1, General Electric T700 / CT7 and T-58/CT-58 engines; dynamic components for most Bell helicopter models, as well as the Sikorsky S61 and S76 / Eurocopter AS350 and AS355 model helicopters; structures support for Bell, Sikorsky and Eurocopter products, and full-service avionics capability, up to and including glass cockpit installations.  


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