united kingdom Fleetlands

Fareham, England
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3.0227EGHF Lee-on-Solent, England
3.2125 Fareham Creek, England
3.5171 HMS Sultan, England
3.9177 Gosport, England
5.5116 HMS Excellent, England
5.9125 HMNB Portsmouth, England



1940 to present

50 50 5 secs N - 1 10 7 secs W
1nm SE of Fareham
ICAO: EGVFIATA: PME
Elevation: 20 feet


Opened in May 1940 as a Royal Naval Aircraft Repair Yard, near Foxbury Point on the opposite bank from the Naval Dockyard at Portsmouth. The site is an industrial complex with 7 heli-pads. Its name has reflected changes in the management arrangements for military aircraft in the UK. It became RNAY (Royal Naval Aircraft Yard) Fleetlands, then with the drive to cut down big government, it became NARO (Naval Aircraft Repair Organisation) Fleetlands. In April 1999 it was renamed DARA (Defence Aviation Repair Agency) Fleetlands, in line with the increasingly common handling of aviation matters across the three UK services.
During February 2008, the DARA Rotary Wing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Fleetlands was acquired by Vector Aerospace, which began trading on 1 Apr 2008. It continues to support Chinook, Lynx and Sea King helicopters.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2008/    Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services
2008/    Vector Aerospace Engine Services
1999/08Defence Aviation Repair Agency
1965/99Naval Aircraft Repair Organisation


News about this location


Vector 35 Years Servicing the Chinook, 03-Oct-17 : Vector Aerospace, MRO services provider, celebrating 35th anniversary servicing the RAF Chinook helicopter at Fleetlands, Gosport and Almondbank

Pakistan Navy New Sea Kings Refurbishment, 08-Jun-17 : Pakistan Navy acquired 7 former Royal Navy Sea Kings. Three are being refurbished by Vector Aerospace at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, UK in order to return to service

Rolls-Royce M250-C47B VIP Upgrade for Bell 407, 02-Mar-17 : Vector Aerospace reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade for the Bell 407

Vector Aerospace UK Gains EASA DOA, 07-Jun-16 : Vector Aerospace, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, UK division granted Design Organisation Approval (DOA) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Final UK Lynx Helicopter Depth Overhaul, 07-Dec-15 : After 37-year support, Vector Aerospace held a ceremony to commemorate the last Depth maintenance event to be completed on a UK Armed Forces Lynx helicopter. Lynx being replaced by Wildcat

30-Nov-15 - Vector Aerospace Fleetlands Honoured
08-May-15 - Portuguese Lynx Refurbished By Vector in UK
27-Apr-15 - Vector Aerospace UK is Super Puma Service Centre
19-Nov-14 - Vector UK to Support French Navy Lynx
15-Oct-14 - Second UK Super Puma to VASL Fleetlands




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