Pratt & Whitney picks site in Turkey for engine facility.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners and its joint venture partner Turkish Airlines Technic Inc. has announced that its engine overhaul facility in Turkey will be located at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Anatolian An·a·to·li·an
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2. Of or relating to a branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Hittite and other extinct languages of ancient Anatolia. shore of Istanbul Istanbul (ĭs'tănbl`, ĭstan`bl), city (1990 pop. 6,748,435), capital of Istanbul prov. .
The site will provide 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 LLP - Lower Layer Protocol , will overhaul V2500 and CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) The measurement of air flow. Cooling fans are rated in CFM. 56(R) engines.
Construction will begin later this year and the first engine is expected in 2009. Once fully operational, the center will have the capacity to overhaul up to 200 engines per year and will employ Turkish Technic's experienced staff.
"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," says Dr. Ismail Ismail, sultan of Morocco
Ismail, 1646?–1727, sultan of Morocco (1672–1727). He organized corps of Sudanese to subdue the revolts that followed his accession. He attacked Christian strongholds in Morocco, regaining Larache and Arzila. 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 Europe (yr`əp), 6th largest continent, c.4,000,000 sq mi (10,360,000 sq km) including adjacent islands (1992 est. pop. 512,000,000). and the Middle East," says 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(R) and V2500 engine overhaul and repair services that this new facility will offer."
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