ATSG, GA Telesis to open engine maintenance facility in Ohio
Specialised Procedures Aeroengine Hospital to open in Sept, will be capable of inducting more than 200 engines/year.
GA Telesis and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have reached an agreement with the Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA), JobsOhio and the Ohio Department of Development to open a 72,000 sq. ft. Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (SPAH) at the Wilmington Air Park in southwestern Ohio.
"The GA Telesis and ATSG joint venture's decision to choose Ohio for its newest operation is great news for Wilmington," says Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. "This investment attracts a world-class aircraft engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul operation business to Ohio and bolsters Wilmington Air Park's attractiveness for future growth."
The SPAH is projected to open in September 2022, and will be capable of inducting more than 200 aircraft engines per year, focusing on those manufactured by General Electric and CFM International.
"We are thrilled to be taking the next step in adding a U.S.-based SPAH to our capabilities," says Russell Shelton, President, Engine Strategy Group, GA Telesis. "We could not have accomplished this significant milestone without the strategic ATSG partnership and the cooperation of the Clinton County Port Authority and Wilmington Air Park."
The investment marks the first U.S. location for a GA Telesis SPAH, and will provide a variety of engine services to global aviation customers from the Wilmington Air Park location, the statement added. GA Telesis also operates a SPAH in Helsinki, Finland.
"Team Ohio welcomes the GA Telesis and ATSG joint venture's first investment in Ohio, which will bring fifty high-paying jobs to Wilmington," says J.P. Nauseef, President and Chief Executive Officer, JobsOhio. "GA Telesis' investment will revitalise a hangar at the Wilmington Air Park and attract new high-wage operations to Ohio."
Rich Corrado, President and Chief Executive Officer, ATSG, added: "As a part of the joint venture with GA Telesis, we are pleased that the Ohio Department of Development, JobsOhio, Dayton Development Coalition, and the Clinton County Port Authority made locating the facility at the Wilmington Air Park a reality for the community and the region."
The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 1.3 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit for the project. JobsOhio will also provide assistance for the project, which will be made public after a final agreement is executed, the statement said.