GA Telesis Engine Services OY (GATES), the engine heavy maintenance
unit of global aviation integrator GA Telesis, has announced a significant capital expenditure to upgrade its test cell operation to the highest standards and technology available. The new upgrade will provide the
company with one of the most robust and modern test cells in mainland Europe and can easily transition towards testing the latest technology engines.
The company has partnered with MDS Gas Turbine Engine Solutions to engineer and install the test cell for completion by the end of 2020. MDS is widely known as a leader in the market and has provided test cells to
Pratt & Whitney, Siemens, and Rolls-Royce. The new facility will include major infrastructure upgrades as well.
This investment into the state-of-the-art test cell is the latest action in GATES’ strategy in becoming the first-choice engine MRO in Europe. The company’s personnel growth has been double-digit for the past several
years and will continue for the next four to five years. GATES is adding new engine induction slots every month to meet the increasing market demand.