EASA Certifies Vector Aerospace Africa for Engine MRO

 - March 19, 2018, 12:33 PM

StandardAero company Vector Aerospace Africa recently received EASA aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) certification for its engine MRO facility in Lanseria, South Africa. The Lanseria International Airport facility, which was opened in 2010, is a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A designated overhaul facility with distribution rights.

“We are pleased to add the convenience and assurance of EASA AMO certification for existing and prospective PT6A customers,” said Jason Gallant, general manager of Vector Aerospace Africa. “This additional approval will simplify maintenance approvals for those customers operating under EASA certification, especially those outside of South Africa.  As the sole independent designated overhaul facility for the PT6A-140 engine worldwide, we have received significant interest from operators of the Cessna Grand Caravan EX and upgraded Caravans wanting us to support their powerplants, and the receipt of EASA AMO approval will facilitate our ability to support a broader customer base worldwide.”

This new certification for Vector Aerospace Africa adds to the facility’s other authorizations from the South African Civil Aviation Authority and Transport Canada. The facility, which completed its first PT6A-140 overhaul in 2017, also holds local AMO approvals from the civil aviation authorities of Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.