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Turkish Engine Center (TEC) is a joint venture
between Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of
turbofan aircraft CFM56 and V2500 engines. TEC is located at Istanbul’s second international
airport, Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) on the Anatolian (Asian) part. TEC started operations
in January 2010 and has an annual capacity of 200 shop visits per year. The facility
occupies approximately 25,000 m² (250,000 square feet) — larger than three soccer
fields. TEC employs about 250 employees. Its repair capabilities include an information
technology system enhanced with methodology for engine overhaul practices, that provide
services to airline operators in Turkey, Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and CIS countries.==Engine Maintenance Capabilities==
TEC has B1 rating capability which includes inspection, testing, repair, modification
and overhaul of the listed engines, including powerplant/EBU hardware and electrical harnesses.
Engine maintenance services are provided for the following types:
CFMI CFM56-7B IAE V2500-A5==Part Repair Capabilities=====
TEC Repair Groups for CFM56 -(3C, 5C, 7B) and V2500===
Combustion chamber full overhaul Honeycomb repairs
Composite repairs Fan case repairs===
TEC Repair Processes===Heat Treatment
Welding Brazing
Bonding Plasma/HVOF Coating
Painting Machining (Lathing, Milling)==Certificates==
Turkish DGCA Approval JAR-145 / SHY-145 is acquired on 6 January 2010. Certification
No: TR.145.032 FAA certification is granted as of 20 April
2010. Certification No: 33PY227B EASA certificate is received as of 20 May
2010. Certification No is EASA.145.0512==Facility==
TEC’s facility is established on a total area of 10 Hectares. Total closed area is
25,000 m² (250,000 square feet) with a workshop area of 16,000 m² (160,000 square feet)
TEC aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility is designed and built to
meet U.S. Green Building Council’s, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
“Leed Gold” standards. TEC’s Leed Gold certification was awarded in 29,July 2010.
TEC is the first aviation related facility and second building with Leed Gold certification
in Turkey. Some of TEC’s sustainability features within
the facility are as follows: Building overall energy performance exceeds
alike. Overall energy consumption from building operations is approximately 25% less than
a typical energy efficient building based on ASHRAE standards.
High performance, energy efficient windows providing daylight to the facility, reducing
electricity requirements and reducing the need for additional cooling.
Enhanced ventilation systems introduce at least 30% more fresh air to the interiors.
The system is also controlled by CO2 sensors which maximize occupant comfort while saving
energy. In addition to large window areas, solar tubes
throughout the whole facility introduce daylight to 100% of the regularly occupied spaces.
The lighting system is controlled by daylight sensors which dim the interior lights when
there is a healthy level of light from outside. The cooling systems have been chosen so that
the refrigerants used have no harm to the ozone layer.
A highly sophisticated Building Automation System minimizes energy waster from human
factors. The system also allows for immediate notification and intervention of the building
maintenance team in the case of a problem. Roof manufactured with reflective material
to keep the building cool. The adhesives, paints and floor coverings
have no or minimum Volatile Organic Compounds which prevents occupants from inhaling unhealthy
particles, especially during the first couple of years of operation.
More than 10% of the total materials used come from recycled source, reducing the need
for raw material extraction. More than 40% of the total materials used
come from local sources, reducing transportation based carbon emissions.
Waste management during construction helped divert 78% of construction debris from landfills.
Rainwater is being harvested from a large roof are into 500 m3 tanks. It is then filtered
to municipality domestic water standards and being used throughout the facility as well
as landscape irrigation. Overall water savings exceed 60%.
Landscaping has been carefully designed to incorporate local and adapted plant species
which require little or no water once established, while maintaining the beauty of the overall
facility. Employee’s daily commute to work is managed
through the use of company operated vanpools free of charge, which helps reduce carbon
emissions due to daily commute by a calculated 62%.
Light colored concrete is used for the roads around the facility instead of black asphalt
to prevent excessive heat accumulation.Milestones: 15 July 2008, Ground Breaking Event
10 October 2008, Official establishment at the trade registrar
6 January 2010, Turkish DGCA JAR-145 / SHY-145 Approval
30 April 2010, FAA Certification granted. 21 May 2010, EASA Certification granted
21 May 2010, First Engine Delivery to the Customer==
Partners=====
Turkish Technic===Turkish Airlines Maintenance Center (Turkish
Technic) is the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul center of Turkish Airlines. It is based at
Istanbul Atatürk International Airport (IST). Turkish Technic is operating in three hangars
at IST and one hangar in Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) in a total enclosed
area of 130,000 m² with a total workforce of about 3,000 employees. Turkish Technic
has established a third new maintenance center at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)
on the Asian side of Istanbul.===Pratt & Whitney===
A United Technologies Corp. company, Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design,
manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion
systems. Pratt & Whitney reported an operating profit of $1.84 billion in 2009 on revenues
of $12.58 billion. The company’s 36,000 employees support more than 11,000 customers in 195
countries around the world

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