Turkish Technic Inks Component Pool Services Deal and Reaches Milestone in Its First A330P2F Conversion

Turkish Technic Inks Component Pool Services Deal and Reaches Milestone in Its First A330P2F Conversion

MRO provider Turkish Technic has recently signed a component pool agreement with Silk Way West Airlines, one of the youngest Boeing 777F fleet operators with ongoing orders. Through this agreement, Silk Way West Airlines will have access to spare parts pooling and MRO services for the required components. Additionally, the operator will benefit from short and fast transport routes within Turkish Technic’s global supply chain network, including AOG (Aircraft on Ground) support for time-critical components.

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“We are delighted to have taken the first step towards a long-term cooperation with Silk Way West Airlines,” said Mikail Akbulut, CEO of Turkish Technic. “With decades of experience in component maintenance and large inventory of components, we are proud to be a leading solution center for Boeing 777 component pooling. We are excited to work closely with the operator to ensure the highest level of safety and reliability for their Boeing 777F fleet.”

Wolfgang Meier, president of Silk Way West Airlines emphasized the significance of the agreement, stating, “We are delighted to join forces with Turkish Technic to enhance our operational capabilities and uphold our commitment to excellence in air cargo transportation. This collaboration reflects our dedication to providing reliable and efficient services to our customers worldwide.”

Operating as a one-stop MRO company with high-quality service, competitive turnaround times, comprehensive in-house capabilities at its state-of-the-art hangars, Turkish Technic provides maintenance, repair, overhaul, engineering, modification, tailor-made PBH and reconfiguration services to many domestic and international customers at five locations.

Additionally, Turkish Technic recently embarked on A330P2F conversions in collaboration with Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the center of excellence for Airbus Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions.

As the first MRO company to operate as a conversion house directly collaborating with EFW for A330P2F, Turkish Technic has recently achieved a key milestone by performing the Upper Frame Shell (UFS) cut-out and successfully locating the new UFS, which is a key step for the installation of the main deck cargo door. The first conversion is part of a series of P2F conversion projects, and it is planned to be completed by the middle of 2024.

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“We are happy to reach a major milestone on the first conversion as we partner with EFW to meet high level demand in the market,” said Akbulut. “Passenger-to-freighter conversions require a combination of industry-leading expertise, structural skills and operational excellence. Leveraging our extensive know-how and strong collaboration with our partners and suppliers, we are fully equipped to deliver technical services and innovative solutions. We’re looking forward to successfully completing the conversion and providing the best possible performance for our customers with our extensive structural and avionic modification capabilities.”