(Fleetlands, UK., June 1, 2010) -- Vector Aerospace Corporation one of the world's leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Engines Services-United Kingdom has been awarded the EASA Part 145 approval rating for all variants of the Rolls Royce (RR) 250 model engine.
The Rolls Royce 250 powers a large number of helicopters and small fixed-wing aircraft, and has been part of Vector's engine services offering for more than 20 years. From its newest location in the UK, Vector will support civil and military RR250 model engine operators located throughout Europe and the Middle East.
The EASA Part 145 award is the latest milestone in the development of the enhanced capabilities at Vector's Fleetlands facility, located in Gosport, Hampshire. Since acquiring the site from the Ministry of Defence's DARA operation in 2008, Vector has made significant investment; including a comprehensive refurbishment of the engine shop to create a state-of-the-art engine repair, overhaul and service centre of excellence.
Vector's Fleetlands operation also holds Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) status for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW307A, PW308A and PW308C model engines.
As well, support services such as repair, Hot Section Inspections, Boroscope Inspections and Failure Analysis for the P&WC's PT6A, PT6T, JT15D and PW100 engine types are also available at the Fleetlands engine facility.
Tim Rice, Managing Director of Vector Aerospace-UK says, "Obtaining the Rolls Royce approval rating is a real boost for our Engine Services business and reinforces the breadth of our core competences in maintenance, repair and overhaul of an extensive list of engine types in supporting a growing customer base."
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