Vector to supply parts for Thailand Bell 412 fleet
Vector Aerospace, October 08, 2014 - Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has signed an agreement with the Royal Thailand Air Force (“RTAF”) to provide PT6T engine accessories including fuel control units and governors and combining gearboxes for the RTAF’s fleet of Bell 412 aircraft.
The agreement runs over the next 12 months, with automatic contract renewals subject to meeting certain performance requirements.
“HS-NA has a comprehensive parts supply and cannibalization program that is continually expanding,” states Chris McDowell, vice president, sales and marketing at HS-NA. “Our agreement with the RTAF is a great example of how HS-NA can supply a variety of engine and component parts and accessories to civil and military customers across the world. HS-NA is proud of its long standing relationship with the RTAF and has supported the RTAF’s fleet of Bell 412 aircraft and PT6T Twin-Pac engines for many years providing engine and engine accessory repairs and overhauls.”
“Vector understands our needs in terms of prompt service and quality,” states Group Captain Pattama Suthisornyotin, Deputy Chief of Staff (1) at Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering, Royal Thai Air Force. “We are happy to sign HS-NA as our supplier of PT6T engine accessories and related parts in order to support the RTAF’s fleet of PT6T engines installed on our Bell 412 helicopters.”
HS-NA holds approvals from some of the world's leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Engine products supported include a wide range of General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca, (all engine lines including complete test capability). HS-NA also provides support for a wide range of Bell, Sikorsky, and Airbus Helicopters airframes including major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, full service avionics capability including complete aircraft rewire, plus glass cockpit engineering, development and integration.
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, and Kenya, Vector Aerospace provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector’s customer-focused team includes over 2,700 motivated employees.
About the Royal Thai Air Force: The mission of the Royal Thai Air Force is to prepare and employ air power in defense of the Kingdom of Thailand. The RTAF will employ specific air power to maintain nation security pertaining to different type of threat confronted such as outside military intervention, border conflicts and in-country terrorism. The Royal Thai Air Force takes part in promoting friendly relationship and cooperation among the countries of this region. The cooperation training, exercises, logistics and Exchange Visit Programs are both bilateral and multilateral.
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