Satellite and aerial maps of Fleetlands with nearby locations
|Lee-on-Solent , England||3.0||227||EGHF|
|Fareham Creek , England||3.2||125|
|HMS Sultan , England||3.5||171|
|HMS Siskin , England||3.9||177|
|Seafield Park , England||4.4||238|
|Horsea Island , England||5.1||091||EGH44|
1940 to present
|50° 50' 5'' N 1° 10' 7'' W|
|1nm SE of Fareham, Fareham, Hampshire, England|
|ICAO: EGVF||IATA: 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.
List of units at Fleetlands
|2008-||Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services|
|2008-||Vector Aerospace Engine Services|
|1999/08||Defence Aviation Repair Agency|
08-Mar-18 - Vector Aerospace, a StandardAero company, to provide maintenance support for the 26 UK Army Air Corps Gazelle at Fleetlands between April 2018 and June 2022
03-Oct-17 - Vector Aerospace, MRO services provider, celebrating 35th anniversary servicing the RAF Chinook helicopter at Fleetlands, Gosport and Almondbank
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
02-Mar-17 - Vector Aerospace reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade for the Bell 407
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)
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 facility in Gosport, UK, was selected as the ‘Large Manufacturing Company of the Year’ at the 2015 Made in the South East Awards.
08-May-15 - Portuguese Navy Mk.95 Lynx was in Fleetlands, UK for structural repairs together with a complete refinish of the airframe
27-Apr-15 - Vector Aerospace UK Fleetlands site is now an Airbus Helicopters Service Centre for all Super Puma variants owned by oil and gas North Sea operators.
19-Nov-14 - Vector Aerospace UK will provide structural maintenance and technical support for the French Navy Lynx Mk4 fleet on a five year programme. Fleetlands is world s only repair facility for this type.
|15-Oct-14||Second UK Super Puma to VASL Fleetlands|