Vector to Support Eagle Copters Fleet of PT6T Engines
Vector Aerospace announce a multi-year agreement with Eagle Copters to servicing Eagle Copters’ Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T power sections and combining gearboxes
Vector Aerospace, February 29, 2016 - Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signature of a multi-year agreement with Eagle Copters Ltd. to provide repair, overhaul, testing, modification and other services as required on Eagle Copters’ Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T power sections and combining gearboxes.
“We are pleased to select Vector as our official PT6T engine MRO provider over the next five years,” said J.C. Blandin, VP, Asset Management at Eagle Copters. “Vector’s proven track record of producing quality products, competitive pricing and quick turn times, coupled with their excellent technical and customer service, makes us confident that they will meet our requirements throughout this contract.”
“As a certified PT6T Distributor & Designated Overhaul Facility for over 15 years, Vector Aerospace has extensive experience in servicing the PT6T engine platform, and we are committed to exceeding Eagle Copters’ service expectations,” said Eric Hicks, Regional Sales Director, Vector Aerospace. “We are pleased to continue our long-term working relationship with Eagle Copters through this most recent agreement.”
Vector Aerospace has over 25 years’ experience supporting the P&WC PT6T engine family, including 17 years as a P&WC authorized DDOF, and Vector also holds Transport Canada and European Joint Aviation Authority approvals for the engine. Vector’s long-running relationship with P&WC also extends to its DDOF approval for the complete range of PT6A turboprop engines, and its Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) approval for the JT15D, PW300, PW100 and PW150A series engines.
To learn more about Vector Aerospace’s extensive turboshaft engine support capabilities, please visit us at Booth # 7556 during HAI Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY.
About Eagle Copters: Eagle Copters Ltd. is a family-owned, second generation company founded in 1975 by Mel O'Reilly based at the Calgary International Airport in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Under the guidance of Mel's son Mike, the current Chairman, Eagle Copters and its affiliates across three continents have become the world’s premier helicopter leasing, sales and full-service organization. While pioneering the helicopter leasing business with full maintenance, repair and overhaul capability, Eagle Copters has added helicopter sales, complete refurbishment, engineering design for major airframe upgrades, and avionics manufacturing to its portfolio. Headquartered at its 80,000 ft2 facility in Calgary, Eagle Copters and its affiliates also perform aircraft accessory manufacturing and complete engine MRO.
Eagle Copters is also renowned for its extensive, global spare parts support, as a proud member of the Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility network at multiple locations. The capability to provide innovative and complete solutions to all helicopter owners and operators positions Eagle Copters uniquely as the world’s premier, full-service helicopter organization.
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.
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