October 21, 2020 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) announces the signing of a global parts distribution agreement with Honeywell for the CFM56-5B Variable Bleed Valve (“VBV”) Stop Mechanism. This partnership marks the kickoff for GA Telesis’ Flight Solutions Group (“FSG”) to support the new aviation parts markets. The new division within FSG, designated the Distribution Solutions Group (“DSG”), was created to continue offering more solutions outside of Used Serviceable Material to the global customer base already covered by the FSG team. This also follows the recently announced distribution agreement for the Honeywell UV Cabin System, which expands GAT’s Tarmac Solutions Group’s ability to offer Specialized Tooling and Ground Support Equipment to airlines worldwide.
The newly signed three-year agreement will allow FSG to 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. GA Telesis Engine Services (“GATES”), based in Helsinki, Finland, will also offer installation of the VBV during engine maintenance.
“We are thrilled with the success of our growing relationship with Honeywell to add more product offerings to our customers,” noted Jason Reed, President of the Flight Solutions Group. “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. Our strategy of going wide and integrating vertically even further with our customer base has been incredibly successful over the last five years. 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.”