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Vector Aerospace to perform AS350 AStar 12-year inspections for San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Vector Aerospace Press Release | March 1, 2016

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Vector will inspect the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department helicopters at its facility in Langley, B.C. Skip Robinson Photo

Vector Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on three Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars operated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD). Vector will conduct these inspections at its facilities in Langley, B.C., Canada over the next two years. In addition to the AS350 B3 airframe inspections and subsequent aircraft repaint, Vector will also overhaul two Turbomeca Arriel 2B1 turboshafts for the SBCSD at its facility in Richmond, B.C.
“We are pleased to award Vector Aerospace the upcoming 12-year major inspections on our AS350 fleet,” said Lieutenant Mitch Dattilo, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. “Their commitment to the highest standards of quality and customer service makes them the right choice for SBCSD.”
“This contract affirms Vector’s position in the marketplace as one of the leading providers for AS350 maintenance services,” said Craig Pluim, Vice President, Sales – Rotary Wing, at Vector Aerospace. “It reinforces our reputation for delivering high quality results, on time and on budget. We are honored that the SBCSD has selected Vector as their primary AS350 maintenance provider, and are committed to providing our highest standard of service to the SBCSD’s aviation division over the coming years.”
Vector Aerospace is in the process of completing a brand-new, 88,000 sq. ft. facility in Langley, which will incorporate new avionics and structures shops plus 65,000 sq. ft. of hangar space. This state-of-the-art building, which will also feature expanded engineering and STC development capabilities as well as a modernized paint facility, will be formally opened during the first half of 2016.
To learn more about Vector Aerospace’s extensive airframe support capabilities, please visit us at Booth #7556 during HAI Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, Ky.

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