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Vector renews contract in support of Canadian Military Search & Rescue

phph7d2e8amJan. 8, 2009, Richmond, B.C. –Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America has received confirmation of contract renewal from Bell Helicopters to provide support for Canada's DND CH-146 Griffons.


January 8, 2009
By Corrie


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phph7d2e8amJan. 8, 2009, Richmond, B.C. –Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) has received confirmation of contract renewal from Bell Helicopters to provide support to Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) CH-146 Griffon Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters. The contract renewal extends the term into March, 2010.

Operating out of 8 Wing, Trenton Ontario, Vector provides flightline servicing on four CH-146 Griffon helicopters (Bell 412HP) employed in SAR operations throughout Eastern Canada. Vector has provided this essential service to the DND since taking on the initial contract in June, 2007.

In addition to the Griffon support for the DND, Vector also conducts inspection and maintenance services on Griffon helicopters annually from its facility located in Langley, British Columbia.  As well, Vector provides repair and overhaul for the Canadian CH-124 SEAKING fleet (General Electric T-58 engines, gearboxes, transmissions and dynamic components) from its main repair and overhaul facility in Richmond, British Columbia.  Vector Helicopter Services has a long history of supporting Canadian and US military helicopter fleets, as well as those from various other military and defense organizations around the globe.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services 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-85 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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