San Bernardino County AS350 12-Year Inspection
Vector Aerospace has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on 3 AS350B3 AStars operated by the California San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Vector Aerospace, March 01, 2016 - Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on three Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars operated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD).
Vector will conduct these inspections at its facilities in Langley, BC, Canada over the next two years. In addition to the AS350 B3 airframe inspections and subsequent aircraft repaint, Vector will also overhaul two Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshafts for the SBCSD at its facility in Richmond, BC, Canada.
“We are pleased to award Vector Aerospace the upcoming 12-year major inspections on our AS350 fleet,” said Lieutenant Mitch Dattilo, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. “Their commitment to the highest standards of quality and customer service makes them the right choice for SBCSD.”
“This contract affirms Vector’s position in the marketplace as one the leading providers for AS350 maintenance services,” said Craig Pluim, Vice President, Sales – Rotary Wing, at Vector Aerospace. “It reinforces our reputation for delivering high quality results, on time and on budget. We are honored that the SBCSD has selected Vector as their primary AS350 maintenance provider, and are committed to providing our highest standard of service to the SBCSD’s aviation division over the coming years.”
Vector Aerospace is in the process of completing a brand-new, 88,000 sq. ft. facility in Langley, which will incorporate new avionics and structures shops plus 65,000 sq. ft. of hangar space. This state-of-the-art building, which will also feature expanded engineering and STC development capabilities as well as a modernized paint facility, will be formally opened during the first half of 2016.
To learn more about Vector Aerospace’s extensive airframe support capabilities, please visit us at Booth # 7556 during HAI Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY.
About San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: San Bernardino County Sheriff Department is a Southern California law enforcement agency. The aviation division of SBCSD provides general law enforcement support, narcotics surveillance, personnel/cargo transport, airborne photography, search and rescue/recovery, multi-agency pursuit coordination, wild land fire suppression and emergency medical services transport.
About Vector Aerospace: Vector Aerospace is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa, Kenya and Singapore, Vector Aerospace provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector’s customer-focused team of over 2,300 motivated employees act with integrity in setting the standard of customer service.
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 including major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, and offers full-service avionics capability, including aircraft rewiring, mission equipment installation and glass cockpit upgrades.