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Helicopter engine maintenance support for Columbian air force

Vector Aerospace : 09 March, 2015  (Application Story)
Vector Aerospace will provide MRO services on Pratt and Whitney engines operated on helicopters belonging to the air force of Columbia
Helicopter engine maintenance support for Columbian air force

With the assistance of their local representatives, Naher Trading, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (HS-NA) has signed a contract to provide the Colombian Air Force with Pratt & Whitney PT6T and JT15D engine MRO support over the next three and a half years.

“We are pleased to sign this MRO agreement and look forward to supporting the Colombian Air Force with high quality MRO services through our best in class customer service team for both fixed-wing and rotor-wing fleet requirements,” says Chris McDowell, vp sales and marketing at Vector HS-NA. “This agreement is another example of Vector Aerospace’s broad range of engine MRO capabilities with the ability to support not only our commercial operators but that of military operators which require dependable and reliable MRO services.”

Vector Aerospace is a fully-authorized Pratt & Whitney Canada Distributor & Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) for the complete range of PT6A, PT6T and JT15D series engines and Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for PW305A, PW305B, PW306A, PW306C, PW307A, PW308A, PW308C and PW100 series engines, including the PW150A.

“We are pleased with our decision to select Vector Aerospace as our Pratt & Whitney engine MRO provider for both our fixed and rotor-wing Pratt & Whitney PT6T & JT15D engine requirements,” said Chief of Logistics Brigadier General Jose Francisco Forero Montealegre. “The Colombian Air Force requires prompt, efficient and high quality service and we are confident that Vector Aerospace will provide this service for us over the next three and a half years.”

Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world's leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Powerplants supported include a wide range of turboshafts, turboprops and turbofans from General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky. Its capabilities include major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, full-service avionics capability including aircraft rewiring, as well as mission equipment installation and glass cockpit upgrades.

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