Press Releases

GA Telesis Announces Large-Scale Ramp-Up in Helsinki, GATES Engine MRO Operation

Author: gatelesis

Helsinki, Finland – October 15, 2018  GA Telesis Engine Services  (“GATES or the Company”), a wholly owned subsidiary of  GA Telesis, LLC, known as the leader in integrated aviation services, announced its intention to ramp-up its engine MRO operations in 2019.  With record engine slot inputs in 2018 across all engine models coupled with major commitments from existing and new customers of the CF6-80C2, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines over the next 3 years.  GATES is seizing on the opportunity to increase its production capability. The Company is also investigating the potential of adding capabilities for three other engine models.

The growth will come in the form of hiring additional technicians and support staff, along with a significant cap-ex spend for additional tooling machinery as well as upgrading the company’s ERP system. Commencing immediately the initiatives will continue over the next five years, growing slot capacity by 150%.

“Since the acquisition of GATES, we have doubled the size of the workforce and have made significant cap-ex investments in the business,” said Jukka Laurila, President of GATES. “It is our intention to continue down this track and grow our existing customer relationships, while also expanding our customer network,” he added.

“We see a long-term surge in demand across all of the jet engine models we service.  The new initiatives will not only provide GATES with much needed manpower, but will give us the tools we need for operational and performance optimization,” said Carsten Holm, GATES Chief Operating Officer.

About GA Telesis Engine Services

GA Telesis Engine Services  (GATES) is a wholly owned, full-service engine overhaul and repair station based in Helsinki, Finland operating under FAA, EASA, CAAC, TCCA, DGAC-Mexico and GACA approval. The facility is conveniently located on the Helsinki International Airport property in Vantaa, Finland. GATES is a fully integrated subsidiary of GA Telesis offering customers a seamless engine solution that combines high-quality repair and overhaul services as well as world-class supply-chain services. The facility operates out of a 180,000 square foot (~18,000 square meters) building that also houses an integrated engine test cell capable of producing 100,000 lbs. of thrust, and hi-tech back-shop capabilities. The company has the capability to provide repair and overhaul services for the CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B models and all the CF6-80C2 engine variants.

For further information: please contact: