May 25, 2021 – Fort Lauderdale, FL and Helsinki, Finland – GA Telesis Engine Services OY (“GATES”), the engine heavy maintenance unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”), announces the appointment of Carsten Holm as its Managing Director. Carsten will be responsible for operational and P&L results for the GATES operation in Finland while also overseeing regulatory compliance. Before being named Managing Director, he was GATES’ Chief Operating Officer, driving production, engineering, and planning processes.
Carsten joined GA Telesis in 2015, holding several positions of increasing responsibility, including Chief Commercial Officer and Vice President of Technical. Prior to joining GATES, he gained extensive experience with management and technical positions at the Danish cargo airline, Star Air.
“I am excited to start this new chapter at GATES. The coming months will see the opening of our new Special Procedures Aero-Engine Hospital (SPAH), along with the opening of our upgraded state-of-the-art test cell,” commented Holm. “Due to the strength of our organization, experienced employees, and the diversity of the GAT ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned as an Engine MRO to ensure our customer’s continued success by offering innovative, flexible, and highly cost-effective solutions,” he added.
“Carsten is recognized as an industry leader with a record of high-quality performance and delivering superior customer support. His wide range of aerospace experience is invaluable as GATES expands its capability offerings to our worldwide customer base,” said Russ Shelton, President, Engine Strategy Group.
About GA Telesis
GA Telesis is the leading provider of integrated services in the commercial aviation industry. Through the GA Telesis Ecosystem™, the Company is distinctly positioned, across six continents, to leverage its resources to create innovative solutions for its customers. Consisting of global operations encompassing leasing/financing, component solutions, and MRO Services business units for landing gear, component/composite, and turbine engine repair, as well as digital solutions, the GA Telesis Ecosystem™ provides an unparalleled resource to airlines. The Company’s core business is its mission to ensure “Customer Success,” built from a reputation for unsurpassed excellence and integrity.
About GA Telesis Engine Services
GA Telesis Engine Services (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 GATES facility is based in Helsinki, Finland, and operates under FAA, EASA, CAAC, TCCA, DGAC, GACA, ANAC, and ECAA approvals for CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B, and General Electric CF6-80C2 turbine engines. GATES has an integrated test cell capable of up to 100,000 pounds of thrust and can overhaul up to 200 engines per year. GATES Go-Team is also one of the few companies authorized by EASA to perform remote repairs on engines that are installed on aircraft.
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