Repair specialist GA Telesis has enlisted Aero Engine Solutions (AES) to provide materials for the CFM56-5B and -7B engines for its engine overhaul shop in Helsinki.
In a statement released on Wednesday (Jan. 31), GA Telesis said the contract with Florida-headquartered AES will ensure an increased pipeline of OEM-repair and serviceable material for customers of the GA Telesis Engine Services division, while bringing possibilities of additional customer cost savings.
Alex Tuttle, vice president of GA Telesis Engine Services, said demand for overhaul programs on the CFM56 engine, which has the highest volume of in-service units in the global fleet, is growing at the engine center. The link up with AES, which also specializes in materials for the V2500-A5 engine, ensures a steady pipeline of CFM56 engines and components for GA Telesis, he adds.
Tuttle said now the program has been agreed and implemented, GA Telesis will turn its attentions to ramping up activity in specific segments of the business.
“Over the next two years, we plan to significantly ramp up our teardown and partnerships on the CFM56 product line as a whole,” he said.
Aviation Week’s Commercial MRO Fleet and MRO Forecast puts the CFM56-7B, which powers the Boeing 737NG, as having the largest MRO market share over the next years at 21%. The CF56-5B, which powers all variants of Airbus A320 family aircraft, is second with an 11% market share.
GA Telesis’ engine center, located close to Helsinki International Airport, specializes in GE and CFM engines. Holding certifications from regulators EASA, CAAC, TCCA and GACA, the company said the 180,000 square foot facility has capacity to overhaul 200 engines annually.