• The PT6A-powered TBM 850 (John Absolon)
    The PT6A-powered TBM 850 (John Absolon)

One of the world’s leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies, Vector Aerospace, has bought Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Brisbane PT6A facility. The PT6A engine is one of the most prolific turbo-prop engines in the aviation industry, powering amongst others the King Air, Pilatus PC-12, Cessna Caravan and TBM 850.

Vector VP Brian Thompson said the move was in line with the company’s strategic growth plan.

“The acquisition of the assets and facility associated with the Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A engine repair and overhaul shop in Brisbane, Australia is another milestone in achieving strategic growth and enhancing business opportunities for Vector within targeted international markets.”

Elaborating on this point, Thompson explained that the Australasian region is rapidly developing and offers Vector considerable business potential. In conjunction with the acquisition, Vector Aerospace will be appointed as a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for PT6A engines. 

According to Vector, the PT6A plant will enable it to offer enhanced levels of MRO support to existing customers, while also enabling the company to offer its services to operators throughout the region.

Vector Aerospace has other facilities in Canada, UK, USA, Africa and France, employing approximately 2800 people.

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