GA Telesis (GATES) and Lion Air have entered into a long-term engine maintenance contract. Lion Air, the largest airline in Indonesia & second largest low-cost airline in Southeast Asia, signed the agreement covering the airline’s Boeing 737NG fleet. This strategic win for GATES covers maintenance, repair, and overhaul of CFM56-7B engines across Lion Air Group airlines (including Batik Malaysia & Thai Lion Air). In addition, it includes lease engine support, LLP management, and logistics support. The first engine under this contract will be inducted in GATES early October 2022.
Lion Air group had 70% domestic market share post-pandemic in Q2, 2022 and continues to add capacity to meet increased passenger travel. “I appreciate GATES tenacity in working together with Lion Air to reach an agreement which is beneficial to both parties and look forward to further business with GATES in the near future!” said Dennis Kirana, asst. director PT Batam Aero Technic, MRO subsidiary of the Lion Air Group.
“This win enables us to bring world class engine services to the world’s fifth largest domestic aviation market through GATES Ecosystem, pulling together combined strength of GA Telesis in offering innovative, integrated solutions,” says Avinash Singh, sr. director – sales & business development, GATES – APAC. “It also opens up business with Thai and Malaysian subsidiaries of the group, heralding 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 contributes significantly to our expansion plans in APAC. There was no better airline to partner with in this journey!” added Russ Shelton, president, GA Telesis Engine Services.