Vector Aerospace Grows Engine Repair and Overhaul Capabilities in South Africa

December 22, 2009 – Vector Aerospace Corporation, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul ( MRO ) services has concluded through a wholly owned subsidiary the acquisition of a repair and overhaul facility for PT6A model engines located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Brian Thompson, president of Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic explains this strategic acquisition fits well with Vector’s long-term plan for strategic growth and expansion within key international markets throughout Africa and Asia. “Vector Aerospace views this as an exciting opportunity that offers considerable business potential. Establishing a Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in Johannesburg enables Vector to more effectively leverage developing trade relationships and support our current and potential customer base in Africa and throughout the Southern hemisphere with a full range of engine MRO services, while also permitting us to participate in the rapidly growing South African economy.”

Vector Aerospace has supported Pratt & Whitney Canada engine owners and operators around the world for close to twenty years through its main MRO location in Summerside, Prince Edward Island – Canada. The company’s international facility expansion started with its three Service Centers in the United States; and the 2008 additions of Service Centers in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Nairobi, Kenya. Earlier in 2009, Vector opened a new engine overhaul facility in the United Kingdom after being appointed as a Designated Overhaul Facility by P&WC for the PW307A and the PW308A/C model engines.

Vector Aerospace President and CEO, Declan O’Shea comments: “Vector Aerospace’s mandate of delivering the best customer service available in the MRO sector is a philosophy we will reinforce when conducting business in South Africa. We will meaningfully engage the local business community and consistently deliver a best-in-class service that earns the trust of the P&WC’s engine owners and operators, and the broader aerospace community.”