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Vector Aerospace to highlight its local capabilities at AAD 2016

Posted 12 September 2016 · Add Comment

Vector Aerospace will be highlighting its local capabilities at this year's Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition (AAD 2016), taking place at AFB Waterkloof, Centurion, South Africa, this week.



“We are very excited to be participating at AAD 2016,” said Jeff Poirier, President of Vector’s Engine Services – Atlantic division. “Our expansion into the African marketplace has been a key component in our customer service growth strategy. We have two strategically located facilities in Africa: a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) authorised PT6A Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a service center in Nairobi, Kenya.”

Vector’s Johannesburg shop, located at the Lanseria International Airport, was appointed a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the PT6A-140 turboprop engine in July 2014, and remains the only -140 DOF in the world. The location recently completed its first full engine test on the 1,075 eshp PT6A-140, which powers the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX and which is also offered as an upgrade for earlier models of the 208 Caravan family.

The Johannesburg facility also offers operators throughout the region comprehensive field service support for the P&WC JT15D and PW100 engines, while the Nairobi shop offers field service and engine line maintenance repairs on the PT6A and PW100 engine series.

Operators in Africa also benefit from the support of Vector’s Mobile Repair Team (MRT), which is composed of 150 dedicated employees specifically focused on MRT operations globally. The MRT operation is designed around a ‘Quick Turn Around’ and ‘Travel Ready’ philosophy with 24/7 support. The majority of Vector’s MRT professionals are licensed A&P technicians, who have either worked in a service centre or as an MRT in their careers and who on average benefit from 30+ years of experience in their field. 
 

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