Turkish Technic’s four hangars in Istanbul and Ankara, at which it provides maintenance and repair services for airline companies, have a total combined enclosed space of 73,500 m².
The services that Turkish Technic provides its customers primarily consist of line, station, and component maintenance. In addition to Turkish Airlines aircraft, the company also makes component pool services available to the fleets of other carriers. The number of Component Pool service customers reached 10 in 2012.
Turkish Technic’s four hangars in Istanbul and Ankara have a total combined enclosed space of 73,500 m², at which it provides maintenance and repair services for airlines and VIP jet operators. Turkish Technic provides maintenance and repair services, through component shops specialized in everything, from station maintenance, engines, APU (auxiliary power units) to landing gear. This has enabled it to become a leading regional aircraft maintenance center. And while it’s most important customer is Turkish Airlines, Turkish Technic also serves more than 600 other companies located on four continents.
Turkish Technic provides line and station maintenance services for the following aircraft: Boeing 737 Classic and Next Generation (NG), Boeing 777, Airbus A320 series, Airbus A300, Airbus A310, Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Gulfstream G-IV, Gulfstream 550, Cessna 172, and Diamond DA42. In addition, it has the ability to conduct a full range of maintenance-repair services on an aircraft including landing gear, avionics components, hydraulic/pneumatic components, brake systems, tires and rims, and mechanical components. In brief, Turkish Technic offers all necessary maintenance and repair activities at its own facilities for the aforementioned aircraft.
Following the completion and launch of the HABOM Project, set to become one the largest maintenance repair centers internationally, Turkish Technic is to significantly increase its capacity, and aims to boost revenues to USD 1.5 billion in 2015. With this revenue target, Turkish Technic is expected to rise to 6th place among the international maintenance and repair companies by 2015.
The company is keen to make more effective use of the experience and skills that it has acquired over the years, as well as of its highly-qualified and well-trained employees, to maximize the strategic benefits of its geographical location, and to take greater advantage of a rapidly growing domestic and international aviation market. With this in mind Turkish Technic has decided to establish a new international aviation maintenance and repair center at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.
Named HABOM (Havacılık Bakım Onarım ve Modifikasyon Merkezi / Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center), the bulk of the construction was completed in 2012. HABOM will have 370,000 m² of enclosed space, and will be capable of performing simultaneous maintenance on 11 narrow-body and three wide-body aircraft. With an investment cost of close to USD 450 million, The HABOM complex incorporates state of the art technology, and all modern and essential amenities, and is designed around the campus concept. In addition to maintenance and repair activities, this campus will be hosting Turkish Cabin Interior Systems Industries Inc., and will become an important aviation campus both in Turkey and worldwide.
In 2012 more than 700 technicians and engineers were employed, with the bulk falling into the former camp. Total personnel working for the HABOM Project have now number of 1,300, with ongoing on the job training being provided. The launch of HABOM’s maintenance activities is scheduled for 2013.
Within the framework of the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan Turkish Technic intends to exceed the range of traditional suppliers of aviation maintenance and repairs services: its goal is to also become a design, manufacturing, and R&D company.
The Turkish Engine Center (TEC) is Turkish Technic’s first joint venture with global aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt&Whitney. The center continued its maintenance operations in 2012 and increased the number of customers served beyond Turkish Airlines. The Goodrich Turkish Service Center (GTTSC), TEC’s other subsidiary received EASA Part 145 and FAR 145 certification, and continued its maintenance operations.
Through TURKBINE Technical Gas Turbines Maintenance & Repair Inc., a joint venture with Zorlu O&M, Turkish Technic conducted maintenance and repair operations on industrial gas turbines in 2012. The company has completed the application for Part 145 certification in regards to CF6-80 aircraft engines.
Turkish Cabin Interior Systems Industries (TCI Kabin İçi Ekipmanları) the joint venture company of Turkish Technic and TUSAŞ completed its first product Boeing 737-800 galley prototype in 2012. The design of five galleys for Airbus A330 type aircraft has been completed, with 83% of the program finalized. Once this product has gone through the Boeing Supplier process, it is planned for inclusion in the certified supplier list within 2013.
Aircraft Seat Manufacturing Industry & Trade Inc completed the production of an economy class aircraft seat prototype for the Boeing 737-800. Furthermore in 2012, it obtained ADOA Design Approval certification from EASA and took the initial steps towards becoming a Boeing Supplier. Plans exist to obtain POA and ETSO certification from EASA within 2013 and to formally commence the Boeing Supplier Process.
The forecast size of the international maintenance and repair market is USD 49.5 billion in 2012. It is expected to have grown by 68.4% by 2022.
Upon the completion and launch of the HABOM Project, Turkish Technic will have increased its capacity substantially, and aims to increase its revenue to USD 1.5 billion. And when compared to 2011 income, Turkish Technic was positioned 12th among maintenance and repair companies. The 2015 goal is to rank in 6th place.