November 14, 2023 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida – GA Telesis, LLC, a global aviation services integrator, and Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services, announced that the Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (SPAH) joint venture at the Wilmington Air Park in southwestern Ohio has received a 14 CFR Part 145 Air Agency Certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
With this major milestone, the joint venture will provide the airline industry with quick- turnaround jet engine maintenance and play an instrumental role in increasing performance reliability. Upon full operational integration, the new facility will be capable of inducting up to two hundred engines per year, focusing on those manufactured by General Electric and CFM International in phase one of the business.
"We are ready to serve our customers’ needs," said Russ Shelton, president of GA Telesis Engine Strategies. "The Wilmington Air Park is within 1,500 trucking miles of 80 percent of the engine maintenance opportunities in North America, and we have prepared over the last year to hit the ground running. This is a major milestone in the evolution of our partnership with ATSG."
“This joint venture expands services available to our global leasing customers as part of our LeasePlus+ strategy, adding incremental value to our aircraft leases,” stated Paul Chase, chief commercial officer of ATSG, “and the growth of SPAH services further enhances the Wilmington Air Park's attractiveness as a one-stop opportunity for aircraft maintenance.”