Vector Aerospace becomes Eurocopter service center for AS332 helicopters

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America has received certification with full approval as a Eurocopter-qualified service center for the AS332 helicopter family.

The primary focus will be on helicopters based in North America and registered by the Federal Aviation Administration.

This approval certificate was presented by Eurocopter president & CEO Lutz Bertling to Declan O’Shea, the president and CEO of Vector Aerospace.

“The approval positions Vector as a key player for Super Puma support worldwide, and enables us to open new services markets,” explained O’Shea. “It is combined with the increasing range of Super Puma family supplemental type certificate capabilities developed by Vector, and will be complemented by the upcoming service center approval of our Vector UK operation for the Super Puma family.”

Vector has already started retrofitting Super Puma helicopters and has completed five aircraft to date, with the first – a Super Puma AS332L1 – provided to Rainer Heli International.

The remaining four were delivered to Vector Financial Services in utility configurations, and have become part of a fleet available for lease to utility operators around the globe.

“Vector’s quick turnaround time, extensive capabilities and experience on medium and heavy helicopters were the leading factors that solidified Eurocopter’s decision to provide Vector with this approval,” Bertling said. “It further strengthens Eurocopter’s worldwide repair network, providing our customers with additional approved solutions to service their fleets.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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