Vector Aerospace Corporation has recently commenced a contract with the Pakistan Navy for the return to service of three Leonardo Helicopters (formerly Westland) Sea Kings at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire, UK. Work on the contract is being performed by Vector’s UK-based Aviation Services team, previously responsible for depth maintenance of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Sea King helicopter fleet. A total of seven former UK Ministry of Defense Sea King aircraft have been acquired by the Pakistan Navy under a separate contract signed last year. The ceremony for the formal handover of the aircraft from UK Ministry of Defense’s Disposal Services Authority (DSA) to the Pakistan Navy, held at Fleetlands on May 24, was attended by the Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, Syed Ibne Abbas, and Bob Richardson from the DSA. The maintenance program for the Sea Kings has now commenced, with the completed aircraft due to be shipped to Pakistan later this year.
13 March 2018