Vector Aerospace, October 03, 2017 - Gosport, UK – Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 35th anniversary servicing the Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in the UK.
Vector supports Boeing and its end customer, the UK Ministry of Defence, as a subcontractor on the 34-year Chinook ‘Through Life Customer Support’ (TLCS) contract. Vector provides airframe, avionics and component support for the Royal Air Force’s fleet of sixty Chinooks from its facilities in Fleetlands, Gosport and Almondbank, Perth.
“Over the past 35 years, we have developed a strong partnership with Boeing, and our expertise and knowledge of the Chinook platform has been a proven source of return business for us,” says Owen McClave, Managing Director for Vector Aerospace UK. ‘We are honoured to have acted as lead supplier to Boeing on the TLCS program, and look forward to continuing our close partnership with Boeing’.
Earlier this year, Vector announced that its Almondbank-based component services team had received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery. Vector’s UK-based Chinook support teams had previously received Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award recognition in 2014, 2010 and 2009. In 2011, Vector was also recognized as Boeing’s Supplier of the Year in the Alliance Award Category.
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 includes over 2,200 motivated employees.
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 Safran. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing, Leonardo Helicopters 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.