Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic Announce Engine Overhaul Site Selection
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Press release date: February 19, 2008
SINGAPORE, Feb. 19 -- SINGAPORE AIRSHOW -- Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners and its joint venture partner Turkish Airlines Technic Inc., announced that its engine overhaul facility in Turkey will be located at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Anatolian shore of Istanbul. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE:UTX). Turkish Airlines Technic Inc. is a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines .
The newly selected site will provide sufficient area for planned activities, expansion to accommodate future growth, and direct access to customers via air transport. The joint venture facility, to be named Pratt & Whitney Turkish Technic Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center LLP, will overhaul V2500 and CFM56® engines. Construction will begin later this year and the first engine is expected to be inducted in 2009. Once fully operational, the center will be capable of overhauling up to 200 engines per year and will employ Turkish Technic's experienced staff. Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners and Turkish Technic signed the joint venture agreement last month in Istanbul.
"Selection of land for the new engine maintenance center with our partner Pratt & Whitney is completely in line with Turkish Technic's strategy as it is also in the same location that Turkish Technic's new airframe maintenance facilities will be built," said Dr. Ismail Demir, general manager, Turkish Technic. "Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is Istanbul's second international airport and has a great potential for growth."
"Sabiha Gokcen Airport is conveniently located near customers in Europe and the Middle East," said Jim Keenan, senior vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. "Turkish Airlines and other operators in the region will benefit from the world class CFM56® and V2500 engine overhaul and repair services that this new facility will offer."
Turkish Technic Inc., is the leading maintenance service organization in its region, providing MRO services for Boeing and Airbus airframe, engine, auxiliary power units, landing gear and components. Turkish Technic serves airlines in Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), with its maintenance base in Istanbul and highly qualified workforce of more than 3,000 personnel.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP) is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI. In addition to engine overhaul and repair services, GSP provides customers with improved engine performance and increased asset value through a portfolio of services including line maintenance, engine monitoring and diagnostics, environmentally friendly on- wing water washes, leased engines, custom engine service programs, and new and repaired parts.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
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