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Vector Aerospace signs 3-year MRO Agreement with Coast to Coast Helicopters, Inc.

Feb. 23, 2009 – Vector Aerospace Corporation, the world’s largest independent provider of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul services has signed Coast to Coast Helicopters a growing Canadian rotary and fixed-wing aircraft operator, to a 3 year maintenance agreement for its diverse fleet of aircraft.


February 23, 2009
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Feb. 23, 2009 – Richmond, B.C. – Vector Aerospace Corporation, the world’s largest independent provider of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul services has signed Coast to Coast Helicopters, Incorporated (Coast to Coast), a growing Canadian rotary and fixed-wing aircraft operator, to a three-year maintenance agreement for its diverse fleet of aircraft.

The contract, includes maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support by Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America on products including Bell 205, 206 and 212 models;  Eurocopter AS350 and AS355; Sikorsky S61and the McDonnell DouglasMD 500 (airframes, avionics and components) fleets, as well as Rolls Royce 250 series,  Turbomeca  Arriel 1 and General Electric CT58 engines. Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic, in Summerside PEI, also undertakes MRO support of Coast to Coast’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A series engines.

John MacDougall, President of Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America says, “Vector is extremely pleased to be working with Coast to Coast. Our reputation for superior customer service and quality opened this door, and our ability to effectively support various rotary and fixed wing aircraft from locations throughout North America were key elements that factored into our signing Coast to Coast.”  MacDougall also explains that in today’s economic climate, operators are even more focused on working with established, reliable MRO organizations to ensure they receive the most from their MRO investment. Vector Aerospace has the diverse capability to accommodate a large variety of operator requirements, and the experience to meet or exceed their expectations.

Coast to Coast currently operates a fleet of approximately 80 helicopters and more than 40 fixed-wing aircraft in both  Canada and the United States, and with repair and overhaul operations strategically located across North America Vector is well-suited to offer fleet support for both helicopter and fixed-wing platforms.

Vector Aerospace Corporation is an independent provider of aviation repairs and overhaul services.  Through facilities in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, Vector provides services to commercial and military customers for various types of gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes.  It also provides information technology solutions to an international customer base. 

Principal operations include Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic (formerly Atlantic Turbines), Vector Aerospace Engine Services UK Limited (formerly Sigma Aerospace), Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services (formerly ACROHELIPRO Global Services), Vector Aerospace International Limited (rotary and component repair business of DARA acquired from the Ministry of Defense in the United Kingdom) and Pathix ASP.  The Company has approximately 2,500 employees.

For more information, please contact:               
Dave McGrath
Director – Marketing & Strategic Development
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America
Tel: 604-276-7685
dave.mcgrath@vectoraerospace.com  and www.vectoraerospace.com


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