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GA Telesis Engine Services Signs Major CFM56-5B Engine Overhaul Contract with AirAsia India

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April 5, 2022 – Helsinki, Finland – GA Telesis Engine Services (“GATES”), a global jet engine maintenance provider offering customized engine overhaul services, and AirAsia India, the leading Indian low-cost airline based in Bengaluru, signed a contract covering the airline’s Airbus A320 fleet. The agreement covers maintenance, repair, and overhaul of the CFM56-5B fleet and includes leased engine support and LLP management. The first engine will be inducted into GATES in early April. In addition, GA Telesis also signed an engine LRU/accessories repair and exchange pool agreement to support the airline’s line maintenance requirements.

AirAsia India operates a fleet of 28 Airbus A320ss (including five A320 NEOs) with the capacity to serve over a million passengers every month, connecting seventeen destinations across the country. “We are delighted to have tied up with GATES as we believe they will be good long-term partners backed by a highly responsive, technically strong team. This, coupled with a cost-effective solution provider, has helped us go with GATES,” says Vikas Agarwal, Chief Financial Officer of AirAsia India.

“The Indian subcontinent has always been a huge strategic market for GATES, and we feel extremely privileged to have been entrusted by one of the key airlines in India to perform CFM56-5B MRO work on their jet engines,” says Avinash Singh, Sr. Director – Sales & Marketing, APAC. “As Covid travel restrictions ease and aviation growth rebounds, India presents a huge potential, and we look forward to growing our position there in the future,” added Singh.

“This is a great success story for the GATES EcosystemTM, pulling together the combined strength of GA Telesis in offering innovative, integrated solutions across a full spectrum of customer requirements. This is a definite win-win for AirAsia India and GAT as we begin this great partnership,” added Russ Shelton – President, Engine Strategy Group of GA Telesis.

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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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, DGCA, and ECAA approvals for the CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B, and General Electric CF6-80C2 turbine engines. In addition, 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.