Helsinki, Finland – June 5, 2018 – Leading commercial jet engine MRO provider, GA Telesis Engine Services Oy (“GATES”) announced the appointment of Jukka Laurila as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Jukka will manage MRO service operations and act as the accountable manager for regulatory purposes.
Jukka is a transport industry professional with more than 20 years in the sector specializing in airline, network and fleet management. He joins GATES from Jet Time A/S, a Danish airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft, where he served as Managing Director of Jet Time Oy in Finland. Prior to his successful tenure at Jet Time, he held key positions at Bombardier and Blue1 Oy, a Finnish airline based in Helsinki, Finland. Jukka is assuming the responsibilities of Carsten Holm. Carsten Holm has been appointed the GATES Chief Commercial Officer.
Jukka will be responsible for continuing to drive GATES’ operational results and overall productivity to enhance the company’s market positioning through use of lean practices and significant technological enhancements through capital investment.
“We are extremely pleased to have Jukka join our GATES Team,” expressed Basil Papayoti, President of GATES, “Jukka has been tasked with some aggressive growth and performance targets and complements the organization’s current leadership through his airline and fleet management experience.”