Aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider Vector Aerospace has completed the refurbishment works on Portuguese Navy’s two Mk.95 Lynx helicopters.

As part of the project, Vector carried out structural repairs, as well as rectification of the fuel systems, flying controls, electrical looms, engine doors, cabin doors and a complete refinish of the airframe.

The firm completed this work by deploying a team of three mechanics and an electrician to Portuguese Navy Squadron based in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Vector team also conducted rectification work on another Lynx, enabling the helicopter to return to service.

In February, the Portuguese Navy confirmed plans for the life extension and modernisation of its fleet of five AgustaWestland Super Lynx Mk 95 shipborne helicopters.

"This project is another significant step in our expansion into world markets for rotary wing MRO."

The Super Lynx Mk 95 fleet includes three new-build aircraft, and two ex-Royal Navy Lynx HAS.3 airframes remanufactured to the Mk 95 standard.

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Vector Aerospace UK managing director Michael Tyrrell said: "This project is another significant step in our expansion into world markets for rotary wing MRO."

In March, Vector Aerospace UK signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters to operate its Fleetlands site in Gosport as an Airbus Helicopters Service Centre for countries, such as the UK, Republic of Ireland, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium.

In November 2014, Vector received a long-term contract to deliver structural maintenance and technical support for the French Navy’s Lynx Mk.4 helicopter fleet.

Image: Vector Aerospace and Portuguese Navy officials in front of a Lynx helicopter. Photo: courtesy of Vector Aerospace Corporation.