Vector Aerospace Signs Engine Support Agreement with Discovery Air

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector), (Heli-Expo Booth #7139) a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces the signing of a Group Engine Repair and Overhaul Support Agreement with Discovery Air.

As per the terms of the two-year agreement, Vector provides comprehensive engine repair and overhaul support; including modification, test and other services for Discovery Air’s Turbomeca Arriel 1 and 2 model engines as well as the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engines. All engines covered in the agreement include complete dynamic testing at Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, located in Richmond, British Columbia; and at Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic’s Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada engine overhaul facility.

Bill Drikos, vice-president of sales for Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America expresses his pleasure with the contract signing, saying: "We are very confident that through the combined expertise and resources of Vector’s Helicopter and fixed-wing Engine Services operations, we are able to offer exceptional support to the Discovery Air Group. Like Vector, Discovery Air has established a reputation of providing the highest standards of service to its customers, and our long-standing commitment to superior customer service; coupled with customer-proven, world class MRO services will help ensure Discovery Air continues to offer its customers the high levels of satisfaction they deserve.”

Vector’s comprehensive service portfolio includes:

- Engines: (Pratt & Whitney PT6A, PT6T, PW100, PW307, PW308A/C, JT15D, 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.

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