Pratt & Whitney picks site in Turkey for engine facility.
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, will overhaul V2500 and CFM56(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 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," 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."
Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. Turkish Airlines Technic Inc. is a subsidiary of Turkish Airlines. Pratt & Whitney, www.rsleads.com/804tp-185
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|Date:||Apr 1, 2008|
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