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Vector Aerospace receives Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award for Chinook support


Almondbank, UK – Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services has announced their receipt of a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy lift helicopter. These awards are issued by Boeing annually in recognition of top performing suppliers who achieve first time quality and on time delivery.

Vector Aerospace Corporation, based in Almondbank, Perth, received this award for maintaining a Gold Performance Rating for each consecutive month for the period of one year, ranging from 1 October 2015 through 30 September 2016.

Owen McClave, the Managing Director for Vector Aerospace UK stated “We are honored to be formally recognised by Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company, for our efforts in supporting the Chinook platform. Our facilities have been supporting the UK Royal Air Force’s Chinook operations for 35 years, including 11 years as a subcontractor to Boeing on the Through Life Customer Support contract, and we also serve a number of major international Chinook operators on a subcontract basis. We are proud to have met Boeing’s expectations on a program that is today the focus of our operations, and look forward to continuing our close partnership with Boeing for decades to come.”

Only four hundred and eighty of some thirteen thousand global suppliers with a Gold or Silver level Performance Excellence Award were recognized by Boeing this year, and of those only seventy eight suppliers received the Gold level recognition.

Vector Aerospace UK’s Chinook Support Teams have previously received Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2014 also receiving Boeings Supplier of the Year in the Alliance Award Category in 2011.

Vector Aerospace s currently supporting Boeing in its end customer, the UK Ministry of  Defense as a subcontractor on the thirty four year Chinook Through Life Customer Support (TLCS) contract. Supplying airframe, avionics, and component support for the Royal Force’s fleet of sixty Chinook heavy lift helicopters from it’s facilities in Fleetlands, Gosport, and Almondbank, Perth.

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 includes over 2,200 motivated employees.

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 Safran. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of airframes from Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Boeing, Leonardo Helicopters 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.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

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