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2008 International Sea King Symposium

3rd September 2008 - 00:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) is receiving a tremendous show of support from members of the international SEA KING / S61 community in preparing to host the 2008 International SEA KING Maintenance Symposium. Taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from September 30th to October 2nd 2008, event registration has surpassed 70 percent of capacity, with sponsors and presenters well-ahead of that mark.

“We’ve seen sponsorships and tradeshow spaces booked faster than expected; with only a few opportunities remaining,” says Brian Thistle, 2008 SEA KING Symposium coordinator.  Thistle comments that Vector has received participation confirmations from a number of leading commercial operators including Clayton International (co-presenting sponsor) and Carson Helicopters, and domestic and international presenters such as the Canadian Department of National Defence; the United States Navy, the German and Australian Navies; the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, and representatives of Vector Aerospace’s Canadian and United Kingdom-based operations.

Vector is proud to announce that Sergei Sikorsky; undoubtedly Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s greatest ambassador; has agreed to present as Keynote Speaker for the 2008 event. In commemorating its 50th anniversary as a company, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation will host the 2009 International SEA KING Symposium, at a date and location to be determined.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America is a world-leader in providing comprehensive engine, dynamic component, structures and avionics maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to SEA KING / S61 customers. The company’s dedication to innovation was recently demonstrated with the successful test-flight of the world’s first Sikorsky S61 (owned by Carson Helicopters), equipped with a fully-integrated Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS).

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