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  • united kingdom Fleetlands

    Fareham, Hampshire, England

    United Kingdom





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    3.0227EGHF Lee-on-Solent, England
    3.2125 Fareham Creek, England
    3.5171 HMS Sultan, England
    3.9177 HMS Siskin, England
    4.4238 Seafield Park, England
    5.1091EGH44 Horsea Island, England



    1940 to present

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




    History of this Location


    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 continued 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
    1965/99NARO



    Fleetlands News


    UK Gazelle Support Contract Through 2022, 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

    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)

    07-Dec-15 - Final UK Lynx Helicopter Depth Overhaul
    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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