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AS355 12-year inspection for Aero Asahi

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Vector Aerospace to conduct AS355 12-year inspection for Aero Asahi


Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has secured a contract from Aero Asahi to perform an Airbus Helicopters AS355 F2 12-year major inspection, including wiring, refurbishment and exterior paint.  This will be the latest of several AS355 refurbishments that Vector has performed for Aero Asahi over the past two years.


“We are pleased to be selected by Aero Asahi to perform further MRO work for their fleet of AS355 aircraft,” said Craig Pluim, Vice President, Sales – Rotary Wing, at Vector Aerospace. “We have extensive experience performing 12-year inspections for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 family of helicopters, and this newest contract from Aero Asahi further highlights Vector’s position as a global provider of nose-to-tail MRO services for the AS355.”


“Our decision to select Vector to provide this inspection was based on past experience and previous support from them,” said Mr. Shinichi Fujita, Director, Maintenance, Aero Asahi. “We are very pleased with Vector’s quality and turnaround time. They are a pleasure to do business with.”


About Aero Asahi


Aero Asahi Corp. (AAC) is the go-to aviation company of the information age. They provide aviation services via a fleet of helicopters and business jets, and spatial information services with some of the most advanced surveying technology in Japan.


Aero Asahi’s Aviation Business Division consists of a professional group recognized as the industry leader in Japan’s helicopter business, along with the unit responsible for expanding and exploring the business jet market. Their Spatial Information Business headquarters utilizes its experience integrating advanced surveying technology, various information, and maps and images to stay on the leading edge. The Company’s forte is aerial surveying (laser surveying), investigations, design (construction consulting) and ITS.



About Vector Aerospace


Vector Aerospace is a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Through facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa, Kenya and Singapore, Vector Aerospace provides services to commercial and military customers for gas turbine engines, components and helicopter airframes. Vector’s customer-focused team of over 2,300 motivated employees act with integrity in setting the standard of customer service.

Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world’s leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Powerplants supported include a wide range of turboshafts, turboprops and turbofans from General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing and Sikorsky, its capabilities including major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, and offers full-service avionics capability, including aircraft rewiring, mission equipment installation and glass cockpit upgrades.

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