One month after GA Telesis acquired Finnair’s engine service business, it won a $500 million, 10-year contract to repair and overhaul engines for Transaero Airlines. The Russian airline contracted the renamed business—GA Telesis Engine Services (Gates)—to maintain 62 -80C2 engines that power its and 747 aircraft. Aviation Week data indicates that Transaero operates 96 aircraft and has 22 on order.
Transaero will induct the first engine at Gates this month. The contracted workscope includes on-wing maintenance between overhauls, core performance restoration and overhaul, and life-limited parts replacement.
Gates is located at Helsinki International Airport and has capacity to overhaul to up to 200 engines per year. Besides CF6-80C2s, it maintains-5B/5C and Pratt & Whitney powerplants.