Vector Aerospace appoints new UK Managing Director

    Vector Aerospace has appointed Tim Rice as Managing Director of Vector
    Aerospace, UK.

    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Tim joins Vector from Messier-Dowty, part of the
Safran Group, where he was Managing Director Messier Services and Group Vice
President, Airbus and European Programmes Business Unit. Prior to that, Tim
worked at Spirent Systems (formerly Penny & Giles Aerospace) as Executive Vice
President and Commercial Director, and at Dowty Aerospace Wolverhampton as
Commercial and Product Support Manager. Tim is a Fellow of the Royal
Aeronautical Society, a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and
a Chartered Engineer.
    Having built up a wealth of experience in general management in the
aerospace industry, Tim has a reputation for building high performance teams.
He will be accountable for all aspects and operations of Vector Aerospace in
the UK. This covers Vector Aerospace Engine Services UK Limited (formerly
Sigma Aerospace), Vector Aerospace Component Services Almondbank and Vector
Aerospace Helicopter Services Fleetlands.
    The appointment is part of Vector Aerospace's strategy to strengthen the
company's management structure within the UK since acquiring the former MoD's
DARA businesses at Fleetlands and Almondbank.
    Declan O'Shea, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vector Aerospace,
said: "We're delighted that Tim has chosen to join Vector Aerospace at this
important time in our development. Significantly for us, Tim was not actually
looking to make a career change but became interested in Vector's growth
mandate as well as having the opportunity to lead a team of people who are
interested in making a real difference in the industry."
    Declan O'Shea remains as Acting Managing Director for Vector in the UK
until Tim takes up his position on October 20. Tim will be based at Vector
Aerospace Helicopter Services Fleetlands, which is located in Gosport,
Hampshire, United Kingdom.

    Vector Aerospace Corporation, an independent provider of aviation repair
and overhaul, supplies services to commercial and military customers for
various types of gas turbine engines, components and helicopter structures
from facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and South
Africa. The Company's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol RNO.

For further information:

For further information: Declan O'Shea, President & Chief Executive
Officer, (416) 925-1143; Randal L. Levine, Senior Vice-President and Chief
Financial Officer, (416) 925-1143

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