Vector Aerospace invests in new turboprop test cell

Vector Aerospace has invested in a new engine test cell at its Summerside facility in Prince Edward Island, Canada

The investment has been made in partnership with federal and provincial governments.

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The new test cell will be capable of supporting turboprop engines producing up to 5,000 horsepower. It will join three existing test stands at Summerside, two dedicated to turboprops and one to turbofans. 

Jeff Poirier, president of Vector Engine Services – Atlantic division said: “We are very pleased to announce this latest investment in our world-class Summerside facility. The addition of this computer-controlled test cell demonstrates our dedication to our customers around the world. This investment also reinforces our long-term commitment to the Summerside facility and our local workforce, as a major employer here on Prince Edward Island.”

“We are very pleased to announce this latest investment in our world-class Summerside facility.”

Poirier said: “Today’s announcement underscores both the importance of the Summerside facility to Vector Aerospace, and our commitment to the local community. Our facility here in the ‘Birthplace of Confederation’ has set the standard in terms of process excellence and lean manufacturing, and we are pleased to confirm our long-term commitment to both our global customer base and our local workforce.”

Terry Spruce

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