Vector Aerospace is new European designated overhaul facility for PW307A, PW 308A and 308C engines
July 14, 2008, Toronto - Vector Aerospace Corp. today announced that Atlantic Turbines International Inc. has been appointed a Designated Overhaul Facility for Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.'s PW307A, PW308A and PW308C engines.
July 14, 2008 By Drew McCarthy
July 14, 2008, Toronto – Vector Aerospace Corp.
today announced that Atlantic Turbines International Inc. (ATI), one of its
wholly-owned subsidiaries, has been appointed a Designated Overhaul Facility
(DOF) for Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp's (P&WC) PW307A, PW308A and PW308C
The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the PW307A,
PW308A and PW308C engines will be provided at facilities at Fleetlands,
Gosport, England, one of the locations recently purchased by the Vector Group.
These engine models power some of the most highly regarded turbofan-powered
corporate aircraft in the world. The PW307A powers Dassault Aviation's
Falcon 7X corporate jet, the PW308A powers Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's
Hawker 4000 and the PW308C powers Dassault Aviation's 2000EX.
Declan O'Shea, President and CEO of Vector, stated that "Vector, through ATI, has enjoyed a very strong working relationship with Pratt & Whitney
Canada over many years. To deepen the relationship with such a well-respected
and forward-looking Company, and to have this opportunity to extend further
our reach, both geographically and with the new PW307A, PW308A and PW308C
engines, marks a very bright day for the growth and development of Vector. We
are also excited to bring these engine lines to Fleetlands, one of our new
locations in Europe."
Commenting on this appointment, Brian Thompson, ATI's President, said "We
are well known for our industry-leading customer service orientation and we
share with P&WC a service-first philosophy that is of great importance to
aircraft owners, aircraft manufacturers and us. Pursuant to these new
arrangements, we are pleased to continue our long and successful relationship
with Pratt & Whitney Canada."
Vector Aerospace Corporation is an independent provider of aviation MRO services to commercial and military customers for various types of gas turbine
engines, components and helicopter structures from facilities in Canada, the
United States and the United Kingdom. Vector's shares trade on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol RNO.