VivaAerobus Signs SNAP Program Agreement with GA Telesis Composite Repair Group
Dallas, Texas – April 5, 2016 – GA Telesis Composite Repair Group, LLC (“CRG”) announced that VivaAerobus has signed on to become the latest Strategic Nacelle Access Program (SNAP) customer for support of their Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320 aircraft fleet operations. The agreement provides VivaAerobus with no-charge access to pooled serviceable nacelle and flight control surfaces for immediate exchange/loan.
“Our foremost goal with SNAP is to provide industry-leading nacelle and flight control maintenance and support for airlines around the world,” said Kip Edwards, Director of Global Sales at CRG. “Our ability to provide a comprehensive support program with free access to our extensive material pool will significantly reduce maintenance and inventory costs while limiting operational downtime for the VivaAerobus fleet.”
“We are excited to work with GA Telesis and our agreement gives us the security and economics of having easy access to thrust reversers to support our fleet,” said Juan Carlos Zuazua, CEO of VivaAerobus.
Strategic Nacelle Access Program “SNAP” was launched by GA Telesis CRG in 2012 to support airlines worldwide with a solutions-based approach to manage airlines’ nacelle and flight control surface needs. The SNAP program provides immediate access to airlines operating all Airbus and Boeing (inclusive of Douglas) aircraft with access to GA Telesis’ existing inventory of nacelles and flight controls combined with its expert repair and overhaul business. GA Telesis currently maintains the world’s most comprehensive and independent ready-to-go inventory of nacelles and flight controls. The pool has multiple access points in North America, South America, Europe and China and has 24/7/365 dispatch capabilities. In addition to immediate nacelle access, airline customers are provided immediate cost savings through fixed-rate, menu-driven repair programs that are custom tailored to each airline’s specific maintenance program.
Based in Monterrey, NL, Mexico, VivaAerobus started operations on November 2006 being created with the combined expertise of IAMSA and Irelandia. It operates a fleet of 17 Airbus A320 and 2 Boeing 737-300 aircraft in 60 domestic routes within Mexico and one in the United States.
IAMSA is Mexico’s leading company of ground transportation services. It operates a fleet of 11 thousand buses in 22 states and transports over 300 million passengers a year, reaching over 70% of the population. It employs over 24 thousand people.
Irelandia, is the investment vehicle of the Ryan family, founders of Ryanair, the largest and most successful low cost airline in Europe. Irelandia is the leader developer of low cost airlines around the world. It has also invested in other airlines such as Tiger Airways in Singapore, Allegiant in the United States and expanding the Viva brand with VivaColombia in Colombia.
About GA Telesis
GA Telesis Composite Repair Group, LLC, a division of GA Telesis, is a provider of comprehensive maintenance, repair, overhaul and logistics support services to the commercial and fixed wing aircraft markets. GA Telesis is a worldwide leader in providing support services to the commercial aerospace industry. With financial, supply-chain, component and heavy jet engine MRO businesses spanning the globe, GA Telesis is recognized as a pioneering leader in solutions-based services in its sector. As an innovator, GA Telesis is one of the few independent companies in the world capable of providing a total-support-solution to their customers from their front door with several fully integrated operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. GA Telesis also provides leasing and asset management services and maintains an extensive portfolio of leased assets exceeding $1 billion in value.