Vector Aerospace Announces FAA and EASA certification for AS332C, L & L1 HTAWS STC


Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has received FAA and EASA certification for development and installation of the Helicopter Terrain Awareness System (HTAWS) for AS332 C, L and L1 aircraft.

The addition of HTAWS capabilities further compliments the growing list of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) applicable to the AS332 C, L & L1 aircraft. Other modifications for this series recently developed by Vector Aerospace include: NVG, solid state CVFDR, Dual Garmin combined NAV/Com/ GPS system, HEELS, and Saltwater Cabin protection. “Vector Aerospace’s latest STC developments for Super Puma aircraft are specifically designed to improve flight safety and meet operational requirements in demanding environments around the world,” said Elvis Moniz, vp of operations at HS-NA. “We continue to expand our Super Puma portfolio of services and modifications to provide viable solutions to meet operator’s immediate contractual requirements.” Vector will include the HTAWS upgrade, along with its other modifications and upgrades in its own fleet of AS332L Super Pumas available for lease through Vector Aerospace Leasing Solutions.

“The AS332 Super Puma is the ideal solution for humanitarian, UN and peacekeeping missions. The addition of the HTAWS modification will further enhance the functionality and performance of our aircraft, which are already highly configured to meet the latest contractual specifications” said Balkiz Sarihan, vp, business development & strategy at Vector Aerospace. “The Vector Super Puma program combines our Leasing, PbH, MRO, Modification and Field Support services into a seamless package ready for immediate mission deployment.” Sarihan also said that Vector Aerospace’s leased aircraft are currently serving in the Middle East and South East Asia and we will soon deploy into Africa.

Vector Aerospace holds approvals from some of the world’s leading turbine engine, airframe and avionics OEMs. Engine products supported include a wide range of General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca. Vector Aerospace also provides support for a wide range of helicopter airframe platforms including from Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Boeing, and Sikorsky, including major inspections and dynamic component overhaul, and offers full-service avionics capability, including complete aircraft re-wire plus glass cockpit engineering, development and integration.