Turkish Technic has completed the construction of the first base maintenance hangars at Istanbul Airport, with an indoor area of 60,000m2 making them complex among the largest in Turkey. The hangar space is an important part of the aircraft MRO (maintenance repair and overhaul) complex at Istanbul Airport and are now ready to receive domestic and international customers.
The hangar complex is able to provide services to three wide-body and six narrow-body aircraft simultaneously, and have been built with sustainability in mind, with water requirements met through rainwater harvesting, and energy part-supplied via solar energy. The translucent polycarbonate panels used in the hangars allow the benefits of sunlight for a longer time, and the waste oil removed from aircraft tanks enables the heating system to run on recycled fuel. All elements in and around the facility are managed by smart automation systems.
Ahmet Karaman, general manager of Turkish Technic said at the opening of the new base maintenance hangars, “Believing that Istanbul Airport is the new aviation hub of Turkey and the world, we maximise the technical services we provide here with such investments. We are determined to contribute more to our country’s civil aviation growth and to provide the highest-quality service to our customers. During these challenging times that affect the sector and the whole world, I believe the increase in our capabilities and capacity supports our commitment.
“We have achieved significant growth with the opening of these base maintenance hangars, where we have welcomed our first customers. Upon the completion of all phases in our MRO complex, we will be able to provide maintenance services to 45 aircraft simultaneously.’’