September 21, 2021 – Helsinki, Finland – GA Telesis Engine Services (“GATES”) has received certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (“DGCA”) in India to overhaul CFM56-5B/-7B engines. DGCA India approval is a significant milestone for GATES and opens access to a strategic growth market for CFM56-5B/-7B engine overhauls in South Asia. In addition, this allows GATES to consolidate and further expand its growing customer base in India. GATES has also been granted certification by the FAA (United States), EASA (European Union), TCCA (Canada), CAAC (China), GACA (Saudi Arabia), DGAC (Mexico), ANAC (Argentina), DGAC (Indonesia), and ECAA (Egypt).
“We are very excited about the new opportunities the regionally recognized DGCA India certification unlocks for our shop,” commented Russ Shelton, President, Engine Strategy Group, GA Telesis. “We look forward to offering our world-class engine maintenance solutions to customers in India while also demonstrating our commitment to being a partner in their success,” said Shelton.
“Receiving certification in India is a noteworthy accomplishment for GATES and allows us to establish a strong footprint here with superlative engine maintenance services and unparalleled customer support. Moreover, the certification is well-timed as we have numerous ongoing campaigns with leading airline customers,” said Avinash Singh, Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific (“APAC”) for GATES. “We are honored to receive this milestone approval, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and thank DGCA for their support,” added Singh.
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.
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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 the 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.