Turkish Technic authorized to carry out full-servicing and testing for all Honeywell auxiliary power units on Boeing 737 aircrafts.
Turkish Technic, the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arm of Turkish Airlines, and Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) have extended their long term aftermarket partnership. Based at Istanbul’s Atatürk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports, Turkish Technic will now offer depot-level Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for all Honeywell 131-9B APUs on Boeing 737 aircraft worldwide.
“As the reliance on MRO facilities for faster turnaround times increases, airlines are increasingly looking to repair and replace components during scheduled checks,” said Ahmet Karaman, CEO of Turkish Technic.
“Under this contract, we will be able to provide faster servicing for aircrafts at Istanbul Atatürk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports across a greater range of components, and offer commercial benefits to reduce costs for global airlines requiring 131-9B APU MRO services.”
The new contract builds on the existing agreement between the two companies to deliver industry-standard and round-the-clock MRO services to the airlines based in Turkey, and expands the authorization to worldwide coverage to provide airlines around the world with fast, state-of-the-art and authorised servicing capabilities.
“Turkey is one of Europe’s fastest growing hubs for global air traffic, and its aerospace industry must continue to grow its engineering capabilities to support passenger demand,” said Orhan Genis, president of Turkey and Central Asia, Honeywell.
“The evolution of our partnership with Turkish Technic demonstrates our ongoing commitment to, and investment in, our global customers in the region and ensures that airlines operating in this fast growth market can get fast access to the services they need to keep their fleets flying.”
Turkish Airlines, Turkish Technic and Honeywell are all showcasing their services at the Istanbul Air Show, Sept. 25-28. Turkish Airlines is exhibiting its wide range of services at booth #B02, Main Hall, Turkish Technic is exhibiting its MRO services and aviation products at booth #C03, Main Hall, and Honeywell is exhibiting its latest aftermarket solutions, aerospace technologies and airport services at booth #A07, Main Hall.
About Turkish Technic
Turkish Technic (IATP: TKT), an association of Turkish Airlines group companies (Istanbul Stock Exchange: THYAO), is the leading maintenance center in its region, providing technical services for Airframe, Engine, APU and components for a wide range of Airlines from Europe, Middle East, Asia, CIS and Northern Africa at its bases in Istanbul, with a highly qualified and well-trained workforce over 5,500 personnel. For more information, visit our website, www.turkishtechnic.com or follow us at @Turkish_Technic.
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Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 264 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 260 destinations worldwide with 217 international and 43 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fourth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service" award, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's "Best Business Catering Service" prize in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on the following website: www.turkishairlines.com.
About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 airports in 192 countries.