May 7, 2013
GA Telesis Engine Services acquires part of Finnair’s Engine Services
GA Telesis and Finnair have signed an agreement, whereby GA Telesis will acquire a part of Finnair’s Engine Services and employ 80 engine services professionals from Finnair’s Engine Services. The deal comprises of the sale of tools and the transfer of the personnel to GA Telesis Engine Services Oy. GA Telesis Engine Service Oy will rent their facilities from Finnair Facilities Management. GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) will begin operations at Helsinki Airport, offering repair and overhaul of General Electric CF6-80C2, CFM International CFM56-5B and -5C, and Pratt & Whitney PW2000 jet engines. GATES is the only operation of its kind with direct trucking routes to the Russian and Eastern-European markets. Basil Papayoti, an industry veteran with 25 years of direct commercial airline maintenance experience, has been appointed new President of GATES.