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OE-XJP – WORLD ROTORS update

Thanks to Egidio FERRIGHI for this image of the Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma “Thor” OE-XJP operated by Heli Austria on behalf of AIB Regione Sardegna … resting at Fenosu (OR), August 2019.

Heli-Expo 2017 PRESS RELEASE – 27 February 2017

Vector Aerospace leases five AS332L Super Puma helicopters to Starlite Aviation.

Dublin, Ireland – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently supplied five extensively modified AS332L Super Puma helicopters on lease to Starlite Aviation. The multi-year lease arrangement was undertaken through Vector Financial Services, based in Dublin, Ireland, in partnership with Airbus Helicopters.

Based in Ireland and South Africa, Starlite Aviation Group offers a wide range of helicopter services to international clients such as multinational organizations for peacekeeping and logistic missions in support of governments involving the transportation of passengers and freight, heavy load aerial work, surveillance and executive transportation worldwide.

Commencing December 2016, Starlite Aviation deployed the leased AS332L helicopters in Africa to facilitate civilian operations there, transporting passengers and cargo in difficult austere terrain. Starlite Aviation is supplying pilots, maintenance leadership and administration staff to support the multi-year operation of the versatile Super Pumas in these territories.

Prior to their deployment, the aircraft were upgraded with engine filters, dual Garmin navigation systems and tracking systems, amongst other modifications. Two of the Super Pumas were modified at Vector’s facility in Fleetlands, Gosport, UK, with the three other aircraft upgraded at Vector’s Richmond, BC, Canada facility. Both of these locations are Airbus Helicopters approved maintenance centers for the AS332 Super Puma family.

Alan O’Neill, Chief Operating Officer, Starlite Aviation Group, commented: “We are extremely pleased with the extensive, quality modifications completed by Vector, and we are delighted to further our leasing relationship with them.”

Fabrice Arfi, Airbus Helicopters’ Vice President of Business Development, commented: “Airbus Helicopters and Vector Aerospace are thrilled that Starlite Aviation has once again chosen to rely on the Super Puma to support its operations in such a challenging operating environment. This highlights the trust that Starlite has in the Super Puma helicopter family.”

PRESS RELEASE – 26th February 2016

February 26, 2016, Delta, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has sold three Airbus AS332 (L & L-1) Super Puma aircraft on behalf of CHC Helicopter (CHC) to Heli Austria, an operator serving the utility, EMS and charter industries in Europe. Heli-One will perform modifications and maintenance work to ready the aircraft for Heli Austria as well as provide ongoing MRO support and parts resourcing.
The three AS332s join Heli-Austria’s existing fleet of Bell, MD, and Airbus helicopters operating primarily in Austria.
“I am excited to add Super Pumas to our fleet which offer excellent value for capability and will diversify our operational reach and capabilities,” stated Roy Knaus, owner of Heli Austria. “Heli-One was a natural fit as a business partner by being able to facilitate the sale from CHC, their Super Puma expertise, and maintenance capabilities.”
“We are delighted to support Heli Austria’s addition of Super Pumas to their fleet,” said Anthony DiNota, President, Heli-One. “By offering quality, well maintained helicopters for purchase along with a full array of AS332 modifications, maintenance work, and training services we are exceptionally equipped to quickly make these aircraft mission-ready for Heli Austria and provide them with continued maintenance and mission support.”
Heli-One has more than 30 years of experience in providing AS332 support and maintenance work. In addition to extensive MRO capabilities, Heli-One also has a rich portfolio of mission-specific modifications covering a wide range of industries. For these three aircraft, Heli-One will de-configure from Oil & Gas and install Cargo Hooks to suit Heli Austria’s operational needs. The work will be performed between two facilities in Delta, Canada and Rzeszow, Poland. The aircraft will be delivered to Heli Austria this spring. –

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