As a key maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider with strong helicopter capabilities, Vector Aerospace (Stand G78) found useful synergies between Helitech 2013 and the MRO Europe event held together at the ExCel conference and exhibition center in London’s Docklands. This comes as the company seeks to market its international helicopter and engine component services in a more unified manner.
“It has been useful to be able to walk both floors,” Vector UK’s Lee Booth tells Rotor & Wing. “A lot of the meetings that I’ve had have been pre-arranged, so it’s nice that everyone manages to get together at one time and you can chalk off several big meetings at one event, especially as we have got such a broad supply chain and customer base.”
The UK end of Vector’s business has been promoting component overhaul at its facility at Almondbank, near Perth in Scotland, its civil MRO activity at Fleetlands in Hampshire, southern England, and its recently inked partnership with Sikorsky.
On September 25 during Helitech, Vector announced the handover of two Eurocopter AS332Ls to Starlite Aviation Group in the Middle East. The helicopters are part of Vector’s Leasing and By the Hour support program.
Vector overhauls components for Sikorsky’s S-76 series and Eurocopter’s AS350 and AS355 families along with servicing of General Electric’s CT/T58 turboshaft engines.
With facilities spread around North America including Richmond and Langley in British Columbia, Canada plus Andalusia, Alabama and Dallas, Texas in the U.S. in addition to the UK shops, the company is looking to increase collaboration between its divisions and promote itself as “one Vector” at some of the bigger trade shows.
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