Vector Aerospace, October 02, 2014 - Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation, one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters.
“Signing this contract with Orange County Sheriff’s Department highlights Vector’s ability to provide tip-to-tail MRO support for AS350 fleets,” states Chris McDowell, vice president, sales and marketing at Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”). With extensive qualifications and experience on Arriel 1 and 2 engine platforms, AS350 components and UH-1H aircraft, we are looking forward to supporting the MRO requirements of Orange County over the next 5 years.”
“We are pleased to sign this agreement with Vector Aerospace”, states Sergeant William Fitzgerald, Aviation Support Unit, Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “Over and above the economic requirements, our decision to leverage Vector’s maintenance, repair and overhaul services is based on their reputation for superior customer support and high quality service.”
Vector Aerospace supports Turbomeca, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney Canada and General Electric engine products (including complete test capability), and is a D-Level certified Airbus Helicopters repair center, Sikorsky customer support center and Bell MRO provider. Airframe capabilities include major inspections, structural repair, dynamic component overhaul and full avionics upgrades including complete aircraft rewire and glass cockpit engineering, development and integration.
About Orange County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Support Unit: The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Support Unit was approved by the County Board of Supervisors in 1984. Since then, “Duke” has been improving Law Enforcement and other aviation support services provided to residents of Orange County In addition to providing aerial surveillance for ground support, their crews are able to quickly transport members of specialized personnel (SWAT, Dive Team, Search and Rescue and Canines), to provide an aerial platform for personnel to view and assess fires and other disasters, assist with fire suppression by using water dropping buckets and provide aerial evacuation from high rise structures during fires or other emergency situations.