GA Telesis has signed a three-year global parts distribution agreement with Honeywell for the CFM56-5B variable bleed valve (VBV) stop mechanism.

    The partnership also marks the start of GA Telesis’ Flight Solutions Group (FSG) to support new aviation parts markets. A new division within FSG, called the Distribution Solutions Group (DSG), was created to offer more solutions outside of used serviceable material to the global customer base already covered by the FSG team, GA Telesis said.

    A recently announced distribution agreement for the Honeywell UV Cabin System expanded the company’s ability to offer specialised tooling and ground support equipment to airlines.

    As part of the new agreement, GA Telesis’ FSG will supply VBVs installed during shop visits for the CFM56-5B, installed on the A320 family of aircraft.

    FSG will be the exclusive distributor of this component to customers worldwide, outside of China.  Finland-based GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) will also offer installation of the VBV during engine maintenance.

    GA Telesis’ FSG president Jason Reed commented: “This latest addition to our expanding inventory provides new, cost-effective solutions to the airlines, while also adding the integration of MRO installation capabilities in our offerings.

    “We plan to do a tremendous amount of further expansion in the area of new parts distribution to ensure the success of our customers globally.”