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GA Telesis Announces the Delivery of the First of Two 737-800SF Freighter Conversions to Bluebird Nordic on behalf of Tokyo Century Corporation

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April 6, 2023 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) announces the delivery of the first of two scheduled 737-800SF aircraft to Bluebird Nordic (“BBN”). The aircraft, owned by Tokyo Century Corporation (“TCC”), was delivered from Aeronautical Engineering, Inc. (“AEI”) authorized Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Dothan, Alabama. GAT managed the conversion and remarketing of the aircraft and will remain involved as lease manager moving forward.

GA Telesis’ Leasing, Investment, Financing & Trading Group (“LIFT”) entered the air cargo sector in 2021 and has continued at pace with five aircraft converted and delivered since. This cooperation with TCC has allowed TCC to extend the economic life of one of their owned 737 aircraft, which begins a second life as a freighter aircraft with a top-tier European cargo operator.

GA Telesis is delighted to have managed this transaction on behalf of our shareholder successfully,” said Senior Vice President of the Asset Transaction Group, David Ellis. “This deal reiterates the GA Telesis value-add proposition with respect to managed aircraft, and we are very grateful for the cooperation of both Tokyo Century and BBN,” added Ellis.

“We are grateful to Tokyo Century Corporation and GA Telesis for a very professional execution of the transaction – as Bluebird Nordic continues to grow its Boeing 737-800 freighters fleet”, said CEO of Bluebird Nordic, Ms. Audrone Keinyte. “I am sure our partnership with Tokyo Century Corporation and GA Telesis will continue to strengthen over upcoming years as Bluebird Nordic continues to expand,” added Ms. Audrone Keinyte.

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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