EBACE Convention News

SECA/Vector GEMS Engine Management Service Unveiled

 - May 15, 2012, 7:15 PM

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.

The French company’s parent group Vector Aerospace (Stand 1332) became part of the EADS subsidiary Eurocopter in 2011, creating a host of unique opportunities for the development of markets and products, according to Fabrice Dumas, president and CEO of SECA. “Gems is important because it is the first type of collaboration we are having with Vector Aerospace,” he told a press conference at the EBACE show yesterday. “It is a way to extend our power and make our reach worldwide. When we are combined with Vector, Canada; Vector, UK; and our facilities in South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil we can cover the world as a team. Our capabilities are extended because of the merger, and that benefits our customers. We have 60 people ready to travel to the customer to help with engine issues.”

Jeff Poirier, president of Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic, explained, “We offer a wide range of engine services, from basic off-wing maintenance and specific programs to complete fleet management for regional airline and business- and general-aviation operators around the globe.”

The Gems program will be widely accessible from Seca/Vector Aerospace’s repair and overhaul service centers around the world. It will also be augmented by its mobile repair team, which handles aircraft-on-the-ground situations.

Seca/Vector Aerospace specializes in engine overhaul, including Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6, PW100 and PW300 and JT15D series engines; Rolls-Royce T56/501Ds; and Honeywell TFE731s and ALF 502/LF507s.