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Vector reports "tremendous show of interest" in 2008 International Sea King Maintenance Symposium

23rd September 2008 - 12:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) is receiving a tremendous show of interest as it prepares to host this year’s International SEA KING Maintenance Symposium, with more than 170 participants registered to attend the three-day event being held in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 30th to October 2nd, 2008.

This year’s attendee list includes a dynamic and knowledgeable line up presenters from both military and commercial Sikorsky SEA KING /S61 helicopter fleets. These include the Canadian Department of National Defence; the United States Navy; the German and Australian Navies; the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence; the Royal Malaysian Airforce; the Tunisian Airforce and representatives of Vector Aerospaces’ Canadian and United Kingdom-based operations. As well, the event is also drawing appreciable interest from commercial S61 helicopter operators and specialized equipment suppliers from North America and overseas.

This annual event, now in its 11thyear, provides a forum for military and civilian operators and equipment manufacturers to share information that helps ensure the continued successful operation of the international
SEA KING fleet.

The 2008 International SEA KING Maintenance Symposium organizing committee plans to have two operational variants of the SEA KING /S61 helicopter on display on Day 2 of the event, as well as one experimental Carson Helicopters Incorporated S61, equipped with the latest hi-tech equipment innovations.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America is an industry leader in providing comprehensive engine, dynamic component, structures and avionics, repair and overhaul services to SEA KING / S61 customers.

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