Much of the spotlight in our industry is geared towards the airline community since they are front and center to the daily traveling passenger. A significant factor in the success of the global airline community is the technology of the components on board, the entire supply chain distribution channel, and the maintenance facilities that support […]
The benefits of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts have changed drastically over the past few years. The increase in 3D printing, Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) parts, and other alternatives have created new replacement part options. To better understand the OEM versus PMA market today, a short history lesson is in order.
In the past, OEMs […]
GA Telesis is Uniquely Positioned to Provide Helicopter Leasing and Parts Solutions
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting plunge in oil prices, the helicopter industry has been in relative turmoil since mid-2014 with limited signs of improvement on the horizon. The three major drivers for that turmoil were:
- the sharp drop in oil prices […]
Cash is King! The old adage applies to all types of businesses at any time but specifically in times of downturn. We have been fortunate enough to ride a 10-year wave of aviation goodness only to watch it come crashing down in the last 2 months. My oh my how things have changed in such […]
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that holds a company socially accountable. It incorporates the voluntary actions that companies undertake to address economic, social, and environmental impacts of its business operations to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. The European Commission defines CSR as a concept whereby companies decide voluntarily to contribute […]
The current goal of an aerospace manufacturer is to make new aircraft and jet engines more efficient. They now use less energy and are producing less noise and lower emission levels than their predecessors. At GA Telesis – we are committed to the same goal – using less energy and becoming more efficient. We […]
It was week one of the COVID-19 Crisis. The world around GA Telesis and me seemed to be melting down. Like many industry veterans, I have lived through downcycles in the late 1980s and 1990s, and more recently the significant shocks brought on by 9-11, SARS, the oil crisis, and the financial crisis, but […]
I was just asked an interesting question. Hopefully, after reading below you will decipher what the question was.
It was Friday, May 10, 1996, payday. I remember the day vividly. After spending the previous few weekends rummaging through pawn shops for a set of good cheap golf clubs to learn the game, I realized that fate was not […]
The airline and aviation industry is evolving — and rapidly.
Far are we from the days of the 8-10 year repetitive cycle that caused sector-wide devastation. If we look back at the last 30 years, the industry down-cycles have been brought forth by events such as regional and global recessions, oil price spikes, terrorism, disease epidemic […]