Turkish Technic, Boeing announce global fleet care supplier agreement

Turkish Technic, Boeing announce global fleet care supplier agreement

Turkish Technic, Boeing announce global fleet care supplier agreement

Boeing and Turkish Technic Inc., the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) arm of Turkish Airlines, have announced a global fleet care supplier agreement.

Turkish Technic is now a strategic Boeing supplier for line maintenance, heavy maintenance of airplanes, component service and repair, according to a statement released on May 28.

Boeing and Turkish Technic will collaborate together in the training and certification of technicians from different parts of the world, it added.

“We provide a broad portfolio of MRO services in 50+ International Line Maintenance locations as well as our existing base maintenance facilities in Istanbul and Ankara. In addition to the current services we provide, more will be available to our customers at our brand-new facilities, located in Istanbul New Airport as of Oct. 29, 2018. 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,” said Ahmet Karaman, general manager of Turkish Technic Inc.

“Within the extent of Boeing Global Fleet Care program including aircraft maintenance, repair and training, Boeing operators will be able to experience the world class quality of Turkish Technic’s MRO services through this agreement,” Karaman added.

Last year, Boeing and the Turkish government announced the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative, launched to support the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry, in conjunction with the targets set by Turkey’s Vision 2023 that is specially designed for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic.

The initiative outlines a strategic framework that aligns Boeing investment and programs with the Turkish government, Turkish Airlines, aerospace service companies and industry suppliers in the areas of research, engineering and skills development.

“Turkey is one of Boeing’s top strategic growth countries, and we see strong capability and growth potential in aviation services and maintenance in Turkey,” said Marc Allen, president of Boeing International.

“Positioning Turkey as a global player in aviation services is one of the key elements of the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative we announced last year. With this agreement, we are taking our successful collaboration with Turkish Technic one step further in a manner that aligns to the growth of Boeing and Turkey,” he added.

Through its Global Services division, Boeing provides technical support to more than 60 customers and over 2,500 airplanes through its global fleet care program, according to the statement.