GA Telesis and Air Transport Services Group Announce Joint Venture to Build Specialized Procedures Hospital (SPAH) in the United States

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida & WILMINGTON, Ohio – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – GA Telesis, LLC, a global aerospace services integrator, announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG), a leading provider of leasing of aircraft and air cargo transportation and services, to build a GA Telesis Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (“SPAH”) in the central or midwestern United States. The SPAH will be able to induce more than 200 motors per year.

While the specific location is being assessed, consideration will be given to a centralized location in the United States with a strong interstate and airport network.

The SPAH will target engines manufactured by General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engine and CFM International and will initially offer the following services:

  • Engine Rental Return Inspections

  • QEC installations

  • Boroblend repairs

  • Top case repair

  • Gearbox repair accessories

  • Hot section repairs

  • Compressor rear frame repair

  • Storage and conservation of the engine

  • Airworthiness directives

  • Implementation of the service bulletin

  • Modifications to the motor module

  • Engine test and thrust conversions

  • Engine troubleshooting

  • Engine MPD tasks

The official opening of GA Telesis’ first SPAH in Helsinki, Finland is scheduled for June 13, 2021. The Helsinki SPAH features a state-of-the-art integrated test cell capable of producing 100,000 lbs of thrust. The US-based SPAH is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022 with full FAA approvals and is similarly evaluating proposals for the design, construction and location of a state-of-the-art test cell. technology that is expected to produce up to 100,000 lbs of thrust.

“Prior to the completion of our SPAH in Helsinki, we had an overwhelming demand for maintenance slots from our global customers,” said Russell Shelton, president of the engine strategy group at GA Telesis, LLC. “This strategic partnership with ATSG will provide a unique resource for owners and operators of jet engines in North and South America, and the test cell will be a game-changer,” he added.

“We are delighted to join with GA Telesis in bringing engine repair solutions to our advanced aviation services portfolio,” said Rich Corrado, President and CEO of ATSG. “This joint venture with GA Telesis will provide our leasing customers and airlines with the high quality they expect from ATSG.”

About GA Telesis, LLC

GA Telesis is the leading provider of integrated services to the commercial aviation industry. Through the GA Telesis ™ ecosystem, the company is uniquely positioned on six continents to leverage its resources to create innovative solutions for its customers. Comprised of global operations encompassing Leasing / Financing, Component Solutions and MRO Service Business Units for Landing Gear, Component / Composite and Turbine Engine Repair, as well as Digital Solutions, GA Telesis Ecosystem ™ provides an unrivaled resource for airlines. The core business of the company is its mission to ensure “customer success”, founded on a reputation for unparalleled excellence and integrity.

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About Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)

ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft rental and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo transportation needs. ATSG, through its rental and airline subsidiaries, is the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 cargo aircraft. Through its major subsidiaries, including three airlines with separate and distinct FAA Part 121 Air Operator Certificates, ATSG provides aircraft rental, air cargo transportation, ACMI and charter services. passengers, aircraft maintenance services and airport ground services. ATSG subsidiaries include ABX Air, Inc .; Global Airborne Solutions, Inc .; Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc., including its subsidiary, Pemco World Air Services, Inc .; International Air Transport, Inc .; Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc .; and Omni Air International, LLC. For more information, please visit

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