Foundation laid for Turkish Airlines Engine Maintenance Center
The foundation has been laid for the Turkey Engine Maintenance Center, to be founded in a partnership between Pratt&Whitney, one of the world's leading producers of aircraft engines, and Turkish Airlines as part of its 'Habom Project'.
Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony at Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Turkish Technic Inc. President İsmail Demir said, “The opening in Turkey of such a facility in a branch like airplane engines which utilizes the latest technology is a very important step.”
Demir added, “Our purpose is to have one of the best known and most competitive engine maintenance centers in the world.” Pratt&Whitney Vice-President and Global Services Partner president James Keenan said that one of the world's leading and most environmentally friendly engine maintenance centers was going to be founded in Istanbul, capable of maintaining 200 engines a year when it reached full capacity and employing largely experienced Turkish Technic personnel. Added Keenan, “The center is going to make use of solar energy, and we are therefore going to create a low energy consumption, high performance center. The Turkey Engine Maintenance Center is slated to open in the coming year.