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GA Telesis and Air Transport Services Group Announce the Wilmington Air Park As Location For Their Engine Maintenance Joint Venture

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May 23, 2022 – Wilmington, Ohio, GA Telesis, LLC, a global aviation services integrator, and Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services, announced they have reached an agreement with the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA), JobsOhio and the Ohio Department of Development to locate their 72,000 sq. ft. Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (SPAH) at the Wilmington Air Park in southwestern Ohio.

“The GA Telesis and ATSG joint venture’s decision to choose Ohio for its newest operation is great news for Wilmington,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “This investment attracts a world-class aircraft engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul operation business to Ohio and bolsters Wilmington Air Park’s attractiveness for future growth.”

This new SPAH is projected to be operational in September of 2022. The facility will be capable of inducting more than two hundred engines per year focused on those manufactured by General Electric and CFM International.

“We are thrilled to be taking the next step in adding a US-based SPAH to our capabilities,” said Russell Shelton, President of the Engine Strategy Group at GA Telesis. “We could not have accomplished this significant milestone without the strategic ATSG partnership and the cooperation of the Clinton County Port Authority and Wilmington Air Park,” he added.

This investment marks the first United States location for a GA Telesis SPAH and will provide a variety of engine services to global aviation customers from the Wilmington Air Park location. Additionally, GA Telesis opened their first SPAH in Helsinki, Finland in 2021. This second location will provide economic opportunities to the region through both administration and skilled technician roles.

“Team Ohio welcomes the GA Telesis and ATSG joint venture’s first investment in Ohio, which will bring fifty high-paying jobs to Wilmington,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio President and Chief Executive Officer. “GA Telesis’ investment will revitalize a hangar at the Wilmington Air Park and attract new high-wage operations to Ohio.”

On Monday, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.3 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for the project. JobsOhio will also provide assistance for the project, which will be made public after a final agreement is executed.

“As a part of the joint venture with GA Telesis, we are pleased that the Ohio Department of Development, JobsOhio, Dayton Development Coalition, and the Clinton County Port Authority made locating the facility at the Wilmington Air Park a reality for the community and the region,” said Rich Corrado, President and Chief Executive Officer of ATSG.

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About GA Telesis 

GA Telesis, a global leader in aerospace solutions, is renowned for its unmatched excellence in aftermarket services and lifecycle management. The GA Telesis Ecosystem™ is a vast global network spanning 54 locations in 30 countries on six continents. The company’s integrated solutions include parts and distribution services, logistics solutions, inventory management, leasing and financing, engine overhaul, and MRO services.

GA Telesis is committed to sustainability through innovative sustainability initiatives and advanced technologies, including digital transformation, and using advanced materials. The company’s aerospace systems and connected aircraft technologies drive efficiency and performance, while its MRO network and 24/7 AOG support provide unparalleled reliability.

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About Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. ATSG, through its leasing and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 freighter aircraft. Through its principal subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct U.S. FAA Part 121 Air Carrier certificates, ATSG provides aircraft leasing, air cargo lift, passenger ACMI and charter services, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG’s subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc.; Airborne Global Solutions, Inc.; Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc., including its subsidiary, Pemco World Air Services, Inc.; Air Transport International, Inc.; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc.; and Omni Air International, LLC. For more information, please see


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About the Clinton County Port Authority

The Clinton County Port Authority is a special purpose government formed to operate transportation infrastructure and lead economic development efforts. Designated by the County, City of Wilmington, and the Wilmington CIC as the lead Economic Development agency for the County, it coordinates with the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio to attract jobs to the area. It twice has been recognized as a Best Workplace. The Port Authority owns and operates the Wilmington Air Park, an integrated aviation and logistics business park located on 1,900 acres with nearly three million square feet of industrial, office, and hangar space. It is the highest volume cargo airport in Ohio and ranked 25th in the U.S. It was named Best Airport in Ohio in 2020 and 2021. Learn more at, and


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