|Johannesburg – March 16, 2018 –Vector Aerospace Africa (Pty) Ltd., a StandardAero company located in Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa, has secured European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) certification for its engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility. Opened in 2010 and located at Lanseria International Airport, the shop is a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) with distributorship rights.|
The newly awarded AMO certification from EASA adds to a long list of existing approvals for the Lanseria facility, which already holds authorizations from the South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Transport Canada (TCCA). The facility also holds local AMO approvals from the civil aviation authorities of Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Jason Gallant, General Manager of Vector Aerospace Africa (Pty) Ltd., said: “We are pleased to add the convenience and assurance of EASA AMO certification for existing and prospective PT6A customers. This additional approval will simplify maintenance approvals for those customers operating under EASA certification, especially those outside of South Africa. As the sole independent Designated Overhaul Facility for the P&WC PT6A-140 engine worldwide, we have received significant interest from operators of the Cessna Grand Caravan EX and upgraded Caravans wanting us to support their powerplants, and the receipt of EASA AMO approval will facilitate our ability to support a broader customer base worldwide.”
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.standardaero.com.