LONDON – Turkish Technic is one of the worlds leading and a pioneer in the technical service, consultancy and solutions for commercial airliners and business jets.
The flag carrier of Oman, Oman Air, has placed massive trust in Turkey’s flag carrier. Oman Air & Turkish Technic joined forces in the pooling of components and advance exchange after a deal has been signed, for their Boeing 737 NG (Next Generation) and the 737 MAX family.
The signed contract will mean that Turkish airlines will provide Oman air component pool, component maintenance and advance exchange in services for the Omani flag carrier.
This means that both airlines are set to benefit from the technical exchange, especially Oman Air as Turkish Airlines or at least its technical division (Turkish Technic) has decades of experience in maintaining and repairing aircraft.
The benefits of having such collaboration will bring expertise and technical knowledge spill over from Turkish to Oman Air.
This ‘joining-forces’ synergy also signals Turkish airline’s ambitions of venturing into the MRO (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul) market, giving the airline more revenue stream, apart from its passenger and cargo revenue.
Mikail Akbulut, the CEO of Turkish Technic, said: ‘‘We are happy that Oman Air has decided to partner with us for component pool and exchange services. As a leading component service provider of more than 900 aircraft from all around the world, we will strive to ensure Oman Air continues to meet its customers’ expectations.”
“With another milestone contract in our partnership, we look forward to supporting Oman Air’s fleet of Boeing B737 Next Generation and Boeing 737 MAX family.’’
Captain Nasser Ahmed Al Salmi, Chief Operating Officer of Oman Air, said: “We are pleased to entrust the leading trademark, Turkish Technic, with the maintenance of our aircraft.”
“We put our confidence in the globally recognised services provided by Turkish Technic. The services to be provided by Turkish Technic were selected for being the ideal solutions for Oman Air Boeing B737 Next Generation and Boeing 737 MAX operations.”
About Oman Air
Oman Air is the flag carrier of Oman, and its aim is to become a boutique air of the Middle East. The airline operates out of its hub Muscat Seeb International Airport.
The airline has a fleet size of 50 aircraft, and 15 aircraft more on order and flies to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Its fleet consists of 4 A330-200, 6 A330-300, 15, 737-800, 5 737-900ER, 2 787-8 and 7 787-9s.
Knowing that the airline has no goal to rival that of the large Gulf players like Emirates, Qatar and Etihad, the airline is aiming to position itself as a niche and boutique airline mentioned above.
The airline has been touting that it will launch its U.S route with a leased A350-1000, but this plan never materialised.