April 18, 2006 – ACROHELIPRO Global Services Inc., a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation is pleased to announce that it is making a significant financial and resource investment for tooling and test cell upgrades to accommodate assembly, inspection and testing (AIT) of the CT7-8A engines for the Canadian military. The CT7-8A powers the Military’s newly purchased Sikorsky S92 (Cyclone) helicopters for their Maritime Helicopter Program (MHP). AIT for the engines will be done in Richmond, BC.
In making the announcement Peter Tierney, President & CEO of ACROHELIPRO said: “The direction for growth in this marketplace has been recognized and we believe in the future of this business. A project team has been established and has already begun work to execute the strategy.”
GE Vice President & General Manager, Turboshaft Engines Military Systems, Ed Birtwell echoed Mr. Tierney’s comments adding: “We are pleased that ACROHELIPRO is on board for the program and are confident that this will further the relationship between our companies.”
Vector Aerospace Corporation is an independent provider of aviation repair and overhaul services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom it provides services to commercial and military customers for various types of gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. It also provides information technology solutions to an international customer base. Principal operations include Atlantic Turbines, Sigma Aerospace, ACROHELIPRO Global Services and Pathix. The Company has approximately 1,100 employees.