September 21, 2021 – Helsinki, Finland - GA Telesis Engine Services (“GATES”) has received certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation ("DGCA") in India to overhaul CFM56- 5B/-7B engines. DGCA India approval is a significant milestone for GATES and opens access to a strategic growth market for CFM56-5B/-7B engine overhauls in South Asia. In addition, this allows GATES to consolidate and further expand its growing customer base in India. GATES has also been granted certification by the FAA (United States), EASA (European Union), TCCA (Canada), CAAC (China), GACA (Saudi Arabia), DGAC (Mexico), ANAC (Argentina), DGAC (Indonesia), and ECAA (Egypt).
“We are very excited about the new opportunities the regionally recognized DGCA India certification unlocks for our shop,” commented Russ Shelton, President, Engine Strategy Group, GA Telesis. “We look forward to offering our world-class engine maintenance solutions to customers in India while also demonstrating our commitment to being a partner in their success,” said Shelton.
"Receiving certification in India is a noteworthy accomplishment for GATES and allows us to establish a strong footprint here with superlative engine maintenance services and unparalleled customer support. Moreover, the certification is well-timed as we have numerous ongoing campaigns with leading airline customers," said Avinash Singh, Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific (“APAC”) for GATES. "We are honored to receive this milestone approval, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and thank DGCA for their support," added Singh.