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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Andalusia) Announces Facility Expansion

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Andalusia) Announces Facility Expansion

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com, (Heli-Expo Booth #7139) a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation and one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces the expansion of its Andalusia, Alabama facilities; with the Grand Opening scheduled for March, 2012.
Rick Pataky, vice-president of operations at the Andalusia operation explains that the current 38,000 square-foot repair and overhaul facility; opened on December 3rd, 2008 has been challenged with capacity issues in recent years due to Vector’s continued growth; and that the time is right for an expansion to accommodate future market share growth.  In particular, Pataky identifies the necessity to expand Vector’s TH-57 and TH-67 overhaul lines in support of ongoing US Navy and US Army programs, as well as expansion of the company’s UH-1 Upgrade Program. 
Vector has successfully operated the Andalusia, Alabama operation since 2004 where it has offered best-in-class airframe, component, avionics and engineering support to a mix of defense and commercial operators throughout North America. The company has continued to experience steady business growth via a continually expanding customer base consisting of both of defense and commercial operators.
Vector’s comprehensive service portfolio includes:

- Engines: (Pratt & Whitney PT6T, Rolls Royce model 250, Arriel 1 and Arriel 2,
  General Electric T58 / CT58 and CT-7A / T700) * including complete test capability
- Dynamic components
- Airframes and major inspections (support for various Sikorsky, Eurocopter and Bell models)
- Full-service avionics; including glass cockpit engineering, development and integration;
  complete aircraft rewires, Supplemental Type Certificate development, etc.

Visit us at Heli-Expo (7139)

About Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector”) Vector is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Africa it provides services to commercial and military customers for various types of gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes.  Principal operations include Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic, Vector Aerospace Engine Services-UK, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-UK, SECA and Pathix ASP.  Vector also provides information technology solutions to an international customer base. Vector employs approximately 2800 employees.

A complete overview of Vector’s capabilities can be viewed at www.vectoraerospace.com

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