GA Telesis Engine Services Oy Wins Transaero Airlines Contract for Exclusive Repair of General Electric CF6-80C2 Engines
June 14, 2013 – HELSINKI, Finland – International Russian airline, Transaero Airlines (Moscow, Russia) awarded GA Telesis Engine Services Oy (“GATES”) an exclusive 10 year contract valued at up to $500 million to provide engine repair and overhaul services for Transaero’s sixty-two (62) General Electric CF6-80C2 engines for their Boeing 767 and Boeing 747 fleets.
Transaero will be GATES’ largest customer and the maintenance will be performed at the GATES MRO facilities in Helsinki, Finland. The first Transaero engine will be inducted this month. The scope of the contract includes core performance restoration & overhaul, life limited parts replacement, maintenance procedures between overhauls along with on-wing maintenance.
“Our decision to choose GA Telesis Engines Services was logical. After our in depth process and evaluation of all major MROs , we found their people, facilities and services to be of the highest quality in the MRO industry. For us, the Helsinki facility is uniquely positioned geographically, and GA Telesis is known as a leader in material supply; this combination made perfect financial and operating sense for Transaero” said Alexander Pleshakov, Chairman of the Board of Transaero Airlines.
“The award of the Transaero engine contract for GATES represents a landmark deal for GATES and reaffirms our dedication & responsiveness to the demands of our Customers and the industry. GATES will serve as a gateway to the Russian & CIS markets that we are committed to supporting,” said Basil Papayoti, President of GA Telesis Engine Services. Basil further added that “ GATES is honored to be partnered with such a fast growing and prestigious global airline such as Transaero.”
About GA Telesis Engines Services Oy (GATES)
GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) is a full service engine overhaul and repair station based in Helsinki, Finland operating under 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 CF6-80C2, CFM International CFM56-5B/5C and Pratt & Whitney PW2000 engines with the capacity to overhaul up to 200 engines per year. GATES parent company, GA Telesis LLC is one of the world’s largest providers of products, financial services and supply-chain solutions and maintenance to the aerospace industry.
About Transaero Airlines
Transaero Airlines is the second-largest passenger airline in Russia. Transaero launched its services in November, 1991. The Transaero’s fleet consists of 99 aircraft, including twenty-four Boeing 747s, fourteen Boeing 777s, fifteen 767s, forty one 737s, three Tupolev 214 and two Tu-204-100C aircraft. Transaero has the largest long-haul fleet in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. It is the only commercial carrier flying Boeing 747 passenger aircraft in the region. According to JACDEC, Transaero ranks among the top 20 safest European carriers. Transaero is the winner of Air Transport World magazine’s Airline Market Leadership Award 2012 and has been named the Best Airline in Eastern Europe at the 2012 Skytrax Awards.
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