GA Telesis has been contracted to disassemble four Cathay Pacific Boeing 777s, with the recovered serviceable parts to then be placed into its pool.
The company states that work on the first 777 is already underway in the USA, with the other aircraft to be processed at its sites in the USA and the UK.
“Cathay Pacific has been a tremendous partner for GA Telesis over the past five years allowing us to manage over 25 of their aircraft consignments. We have firmly committed to an additional five 777s from other airlines in 2020,” says Jason Reed, President of GA Telesis Component Solutions Group.
While the company did not state which aircraft are being disassembled, it is likely to be four of the five Rolls-Royce Trent 877-powered 777-200s that are being retied by the airline.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that MSN 27266 ferried to Aberdeen, Maryland in December 2018 where it was withdrawn from service. That followed the retirement of 27116 in September, which has been handed over to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona, for permanent display.
The remaining three 777-200s are still in service with the carrier.