GA Telesis Opens New Engine Hospital Shop

As well as more than a dozen on-site repairs, the new business also has capability to do engine work out in the field.
Credit: GA Telesis

The engine division of GA Telesis has opened a new aircraft engine hospital shop in Helsinki to service demand in Europe from airlines and lessors for minor repairs, test cell runs, and end of lease inspections.

GA Telesis Engine Services, the engine heavy maintenance division of the company, will operate the Special Procedures Aero-Engine Hospital (SPAH) business in Finland’s capital with more than a dozen repairs.

These include engine lease return inspections, engine storage and preservation, airworthiness directives, boroblend repairs, QEC installations and engine troubleshooting, among others. The services also extend to outside of the hangar, with SPAH also possessing mobile response teams focusing on engine field maintenance and on-wing support remotely.

Initially, the shop will offer these services on three engines types: CF6-80C2B, which powers the Boeing 747-400 and is one of two options for the 767-300, and the CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B, which power the Airbus A320 family and the 737 respectively.

The company confirmed that over the course of the next 18 months, it plans to expand the number of engines serviced and is specifically targeting the V2500-A5, Pratt & Whitney PW4000-94/100, GE CF6-80E1 and CF34-8/10 engine types.

The SPAH business will be overseen by Aarno Hakanen, previously GA Telesis’ head of commercial product support.

Located on the site of GA Telesis’ operation at Helsinki’s Vantaa Airport, the shop holds seven regulatory approvals including certifications from the FAA, EASA, Civil Aviation Administration of China, Transport Canada, National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil and Turkey’s ECAA.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.