Turkish Technic and Air Arabia signed a component support contract yesterday. The signing ceremony was held in the General Management Building of Turkish Technic Inc., included the participations of the Air Arabia Group CEO, Adel Abdulla Ali and Turkish Technic President and CEO (acting) Fazil Çiftçi.
The contract comprises component supply and repair on ATA Chapter basis. Components will be supplied from Istanbul/Turkey and all repair and overhaul work of the components will be executed at the Turkish Technic sites in Istanbul/Turkey.
The Air Arabia Group CEO, Adel Abdulla Ali, expressed Air Arabia’s trust in Turkish Technic’s quality of services and also feeling appreciation to have the support of the leading MRO in the region with its comprehensive services. The CEO also added “We are recognized for high quality services and on-time departures and Turkish Technic component support services will be an ideal support to our technical operations.”
Turkish Technic President and CEO (acting) Fazil Ciftci said, “We thank Air Arabia for choosing Turkish Technic for Component Support Services. This is one of the bold steps we have achieved in 2014 as we are broadening our component pool service area to Middle East and also reaching a fleet size for more than 500 aircraft in component pool market. Turkish Technic is currently supporting many airlines’ Airbus and Boeing fleets in the region and we are glad for the steady growth of our component pool services.”
Turkish Technic former President and CEO Ismail Demir Ph.D., recently taken over an important duty for Turkey as Undersecretary of Defense Industry, has stated his blissfulness about the agreement and long term partnership established which he has contributed from the day one to go life. He also said “We are glad to welcome Air Arabia to be a valuable user of Turkish Technic component services. Since Turkish Technic’ foundation, our primary mission has always been to be the leading service provider of the world and in this regard we showed a marked improvement in every passing year. This signature is one of the most important awards that given to our commitment in establishing trust among airlines.”
Air Arabia is the Middle East and North Africa's first and largest Low Cost Carrier (LCC). Air Arabia PJSC is the first publicly listed airline in the region providing the carrier an independent path to growth and profitability. Air Arabia group of airlines operates from four main hubs in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaima in the UAE; Casablanca in Morocco; and Alexandria in Egypt; providing ultimate experience of flying with affordable rates. Air Arabia (IATA: G9, ICAO: ABY), operates from Sharjah International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (UAE) with a fleet comprising 39 Airbus A320. Air Arabia provides scheduled domestic flights as well as international ones over 88 destinations spread across the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Europe.
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 5000 personnel together with Turkish HABOM Inc.; a Turkish Airlines group MRO company.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 251 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 251 destinations worldwide with 208 international and 43 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2013, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the third and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the fourth 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 their website: www.turkishairlines.com.
About Star Alliance:
Turkish Airlines is a member of the airline alliance, Star Alliance which 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 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. Air India has been announced as a future member airline with Avianca Brazil to join under the existing Avianca membership. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 18,000 daily flights to 1,269 airports in 193 countries.