MECHANICAL AND MOTION SYSTEMS

GA Telesis Expands its Tooling and GSE Distribution Business Through New Agreement with Makro Aero

GA Telesis & Makro Aero | December 30, 2021

GA Telesis, LLC (“GAT”) announces the expansion of the Flight Solutions Group (“FSG”) tooling and ground support equipment business with a three-year agreement to become a global distributor of aircraft access stands, platforms, and maintenance & painting docking systems with Turkish-based Makro Aero. The new distribution agreement will cover sales to customers worldwide to ensure their MRO facilities have the right equipment for the planned growth of aircraft maintenance activities undertaken over the next five years.The agreement further develops FSG’s Tarmac Solutions’ support of airlines and MRO facilities ensuring front to back end support on maintenance activity in the sector. With engine green-time management flourishing, and airframe maintenance visits doubling over the next five years, the new support contract will enable customers to further rely on GA Telesis for maintenance infrastructure and engine handling ramp up.

“We are excited to partner with Makro Aero as they bring an important new product line to our growing aftermarket distribution offerings,With the overall growth of MRO activities scheduled over the coming years, we are positioning our product offerings to match the needs of our customers. Having Makro onboard now provides FSG and our customer base with an even greater level of engine management options as well as front-end airframe maintenance support choices,” 

-Jason Reed, President of the Flight Solutions Group.

Makro Aero welcomes the worldwide distribution agreement with GA Telesis. I believe this agreement has great potential to extend our businesses beyond our reach, and we will achieve our five-year growth target, cementing our leading position in our product line. We are proud to partner with GA Telesis,” said Levent Ondogan, General Manager of Makro Aero.

About GA Telesis
GA Telesis is the leading provider of integrated services in the commercial aviation industry. Through the GA Telesis Ecosystem™, the Company is distinctly positioned, across six continents, to leverage its resources to create innovative solutions for its customers. Consisting of global operations encompassing Component Solutions, Leasing/Financing, Logistics Solutions, and MRO Services business units for landing gear, component/composite, and turbine engine repair, as well as digital solutions, the GA Telesis Ecosystem™ provides an unparalleled resource to airlines. The Company’s core business is its mission to ensure “Customer Success,” built from a reputation for unsurpassed excellence and integrity.For further information, please get in touch with Cathy Moabery at marketing@gatelesis.com.

About Makro Aero
Makro Aero is an engineering and manufacturing company with a concentration in aviation. The company designs, manufactures, and delivers Aircraft Access Stands and Docking Systems, MLG and NLG Removal and Installation Tools, Carts, and Trolleys suitable for apron and hangar use for Narrowbody, Widebody aircraft, Regional and Business Jets, and Helicopters.

Makro Aero retains in-house design capability and offers standard and customized equipment depending on customer needs. Design parameters are premised on delivering cost-effective and efficient solutions to meet the daily operational challenges of the aviation industry.

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