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GA Telesis Engine Services Achieves General Authority of Civil Aviation Certification in Saudi Arabia

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February 3rd, 2016 – Helsinki, FinlandGA Telesis Engine Services (“GATES”) has received certification from the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia (“GACA”).  GACA approval provides GATES with access to a major MRO market for CFM56 and CF6 engines and will allow the company to develop and expand its customer base in the region.  GATES has previously been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA).

“We are very excited about the new opportunities that the regionally recognized GACA certification provides our shop,” commented Tommi Valtonen, Managing Director of GATES.  “We look forward to broadening our world-class engine maintenance solutions to customers in Saudi Arabia and the GCC, while also demonstrating our commitment to being a partner in their success.”


GA Telesis Engine Services Ltd (GATES) is a full-service engine overhaul and repair station based in Helsinki, Finland operating under FAA and EASA approval. The facility is conveniently located on the Helsinki International Airport property in Vantaa, Finland which is a natural gateway and platform into the local Russian and Eastern European market. GATES provides comprehensive commercial engine services including repair and overhaul services for the General Electric, CFM International and Pratt & Whitney engines with the capacity to overhaul up to 200 engines per year. GATES is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GA Telesis, LLC.

About GA Telesis

GA Telesis is a worldwide leader in providing support services to the commercial aerospace industry. With financial, supply-chain, component, and heavy jet engine MRO businesses spanning the globe, GA Telesis is recognized as a pioneering leader in solutions-based services in its sector. As an innovator, GA Telesis is one of the few independent companies in the world capable of providing a total-support-solution to their customers from their front door with several fully integrated operations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. GA Telesis also provides leasing and asset management services and maintains an extensive portfolio of leased assets exceeding $1 billion in value.