Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic, a division of Vector Aerospace (Booth No. 6234), has signed a three-year extension of its current two-year engine services agreement with Canadian operator Air Georgian of Mississauga, Ontario. Vector provides Air Georgian with fixed-wing engine repair and overhaul support from its facility on Prince Edward Island, and also engine repair support from its Calgary, Alberta service center.
Seca has launched its Global Engine Management Service (Gems), which is designed to support business aviation operators with services ranging from simple powerplant support to MRO, on-site consultation and maintenance, rental engines, and even purchase and sales support. Contracts for Gems can be pay-by-the-hour, by-the-event or time-and-materials–the operators decide what works best for them, said the company.
Killick Aerospace has completed a series of financing agreements totaling $160 million. Proceeds will be used to retire existing debt as well as fund continued growth at Killick companies Prime Turbines, CT Aerospace and Kansas Aviation. The increased capital will also enable Killick Aerospace to make acquisitions to complement existing product and service offerings.
Aerostructures specialist GKN Aerospace presented its 2010 supplier awards to five companies yesterday at the Farnborough airshow: All Metal Services, Onamac Industries, High-Tech Engineering, Magellan Aerospace and Doncaster Bramah.
• All Metal Services’ award was in the regional supplier-Europe category, for supplying aluminum cut plate and extrusions.
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In another sign that the aviation aftermarket is gaining strength, First Aviation Services on Monday closed its acquisition of Kelly Aerospace Turbine Rotables and the propeller overhaul business of Limco-Piedmont, a subsidiary of TAT Technologies. The Kelly deal was announced November 9, and the Kelly business will be operated under First Aviation’s new Aerospace Turbine Rotables subsidiary.
Vector Aerospace’s Helicopter Services Rolls-Royce 250 repair facility in Lewisville, Texas, is consolidating with the Vector Engine Services Atlantic Pratt & Whitney Canada engine repair station in Southlake, Texas, to create a combined engine repair operation. The facilities offer repair station support for the Rolls-Royce 250 and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, JT15D and PW100.
BBA Aviation and its engine repair and overhaul (ERO) companies are at Booth No. 2310 publicizing their array of facilities and capabilities, both in the U.S. and abroad. Its operations include Dallas Airmotive, with regional turbine centers (RTC) in Phoenix; Dayton, Ohio; and, beginning this spring, at Dallas Love Field.
Atlantic Turbines International (Atlantic), a Vector Aerospace company, launched its new company brand, Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic, in an announcement on the opening day of NBAA 2008 last month.
BBA Aviation’s engine repair and overhaul division has added 16 new engine models to its existing authorizations on Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. The additions encompass eight new variants of the PT6A, seven variants of the PW100 and one variant of the PW500.