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HELSINKI, Finland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GA Telesis Engine Services (“GATES”), a global jet engine maintenance provider offering customized engine overhaul services, and Lion Air have entered into a long-term engine maintenance agreement. Lion Air, the largest airline in Indonesia and the second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia, signed the agreement for the airline’s Boeing 737NG fleet. This strategic win for GATES includes maintenance, repair and overhaul of CFM56-7B engines at Lion Air Group airlines (including Batik Malaysia and Thai Lion Air). In addition, it includes lease engine support, LLP management and logistics support. The first engine under this contract will be introduced at GATES in early October 2022.
Lion Air Group had a 70% domestic market share after the pandemic in the second quarter of 2022 and continues to expand capacity to meet the rising passenger travel. “I appreciate GATES’ tenacity in working with Lion Air to reach a mutually beneficial agreement and look forward to doing more business with GATES in the near future!” said Dennis Kirana, Asst. Director PT Batam Aero Technic, MRO subsidiary of Lion Air Group.
“This win enables us to bring world-class engine services to the world’s fifth largest domestic aviation market via the GATES EcosystemTM by leveraging the combined strengths of GA Telesis to offer innovative, integrated solutions,” said Avinash Singh, Senior Director – Sales & Business Development, Gates – APAC. “It also opens deals with the group’s Thai and Malaysian subsidiaries and heralds a new era of growth for GATES in APAC and we can’t wait to get started!” added Avinash.
“This is a tremendous win for GATES and adds significantly to our expansion plans in APAC. There was no better airline to partner with for this trip!” added Russ Shelton, President, GA Telesis Engine Services.
About GA Telesis
GA Telesis is the leading provider of integrated services to the commercial aviation industry. Through the GA Telesis Ecosystem™, the company is uniquely positioned across six continents to leverage its resources to create innovative solutions for its customers. The GA Telesis Ecosystem™ consists of global operations spanning the business areas of component solutions, leasing/financing, logistics solutions and MRO services for landing gear, component/composite and turbine engine repair, as well as digital solutions, and offers airlines an unparalleled resource. The company’s core business is its mission to ensure “Customer Success” based on a reputation for unmatched 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 with world-class supply chain services. The GATES facility is located in Helsinki, Finland and operates under FAA, EASA, CAAC, TCCA, DGAC (Indonesia), GACA, ANAC, DGCA (India) and ECAA approvals for CFM56 5B, CFM56-7B and General CF6-80C2 Electric Turbine Engines. In addition, GATES has an integrated test cell with a thrust capacity of up to 100,000 pounds 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 installed on aircraft.
Source: GA Telesis, LLC