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.
“GATES is honored to be partnered with such a fast growing and prestigious global airline such as Transaero.”
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.”