Creating international success for Vector Aerospace

    TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Vector Aerospace Corporation is pleased to
announce that effective NBAA 2008, it has successfully completed the
transition to a new global corporate brand with Atlantic Turbines taking the
name of its parent to become Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic.
    As a fully authorised Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Distributor and
Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF), Vector Aerospace Engine Services -
Atlantic provides worldwide support to the JT15D, PT6A and PW100 engine
platforms. In July 2008, the Company further expanded its partnership with
P&WC when it was named the Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the PW 307A
and the PW 308A/C series engines. In addition, to the introduction of these
new engine platforms, the Company has also expanded its PW100 and PT6A DOF
Agreements which now cover the full range of models. As part of its European
expansion strategy, Vector is setting up its PW 307A and the PW 308A/C engine
shop at their Fleetlands facility in Southern England.
    Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic's President, Brian Thompson,
said: "Our customers have helped to create the Atlantic brand-one which we
believe stands for industry-leading customer service and top quality. These
two key attributes are what we will carry forward under the new Vector
Aerospace brand. Through this brand transition, we will be driven by the
belief that our brand is really defined by our customers. And building a brand
is done one customer and one transaction at a time."
    This announcement completes the final phase of a Vector-wide initiative
involving all maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) assets. Sigma Aerospace,
which provides engine repair and overhaul for the RAF C130 K Hercules
transport and VC10 tanker fleets, as well as the military transport fleets of
overseas customers; was renamed Vector Aerospace Engine Services - UK in
July 2008. Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services -North America (formerly
ACROHELIPRO Global Services), the largest independent rotary wing MRO supplier
in North America, changed its name in March 2008. The recently acquired
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA) assets in the United Kingdom are being
operated as Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services -Fleetlands and Vector
Aerospace Component Services - Almondbank.

    Vector is committed to being the benchmark against which maintenance,
repair and overhaul businesses are measured. The fundamentals of Vector's
philosophy are to build and deepen relationships with customers and OEMs by
providing superior service through rigorous implementation of processes
innovation. This rebranding brings together these successful and established
suppliers of MRO services under the one Vector banner, an important step
towards becoming a world leading aviation support services company.

For further information:

For further information: Declan G. O'Shea, President and CEO Toronto,
Ontario, (416) 925-1143; Randal L. Levine, Senior Vice President and CFO
Toronto, Ontario, (416) 925-1143

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