Turkish Airlines’ maintenance arm, Turkish Technic, has boosted its third-party business potential by joining Boeing’s Global Fleet Care program.
Under the deal, Turkish Technic becomes a strategic Boeing supplier for line maintenance, heavy maintenance, component services and repair.
In addition, Boeing and Turkish Technic will partner in the training and certification of technicians from different parts of the world.
“Turkey is one of the Boeing’s top strategic growth countries, and we see strong capability and growth potential in aviation services and maintenance in Turkey,” says Marc Allen, president of Boeing International.
Last year, Boeing and the Turkish government announced the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative, which aligns Boeing investment with Turkish programs in the areas of research, engineering and skills development.
Turkish Technic’s heavy maintenance capabilities for Boeing aircraft cover the 737NG and Classic lines as well as the 777-200/300.
The MRO provider is based at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, where it has five widebody and narrowbody hangars, in addition to a narrowbody hangar in Ankara.
At the end of October, however, Turkish Technic will move to Istanbul New Airport, from where it plans to offer additional services.
“We are so glad to announce such a remarkable collaboration with Boeing today, which will significantly contribute and add value to our business in our new home base,” says Ahmet Karaman, general manager of Turkish Technic.
Turkish Technic’s other OEM partnerships include the Pratt & Whitney Turkish Engine Center, which has delivered more than 600 overhauled and repaired engines since it was launched in 2010.
In late 2017 it signed a a service agreement covering all of Turkish Airlines’ V2500 and CFM56-7B engine overhaul requirements for up to five years.