GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) has been awarded a long-term engine maintenance contract by Lion Air.
The agreement covers the CFM56-7B engines that power the Boeing 737NGs across Lion Air Group airlines, including Batik Malaysia and Thai Lion Air. It also includes lease engine support, LLP management and logistics support.
The first engine under this contract will be inducted into GATES in early October 2022.
“This win enables us to bring world class engine services to the world’s fifth largest domestic aviation market through GATES ‘Ecosystem’, pulling together combined strength of GA Telesis in offering innovative, integrated solutions,” said Avinash Singh, senior director – sales & business development at GATES – APAC.
“It also opens up business with Thai and Malaysian subsidiaries of the group, heralding a new era of growth for GATES in APAC, and we can’t wait to get started.”
GA Telesis Engine Services’ president Russ Shelton commented: “This is a tremendous win for GATES and contributes significantly to our expansion plans in APAC. There was no better airline to partner with in this journey.”