Airbus Defence and Space and Turkish Technic to cooperate on A400M maintenance.
irbus Defence and Space and Turkish Technic to cooperate on A400M maintenance.
Airbus Defence and Space and Turkish Airlines’ industry-leading subsidiary; Turkish Technic Inc. have signed an agreement at IDEF 15 for the provision of maintenance support for the Airbus A400M new generation airlifter.
Under the terms of the agreement, Airbus Defence and Space will support Turkish Technic in further developing its capability to provide long-term maintenance services initially for the A400M fleet of the Turkish Air Force.
The new arrangement comes just over a year after the first A400M entered service with the Turkish Air Force in April 2014, followed by a second in December. Between them the aircraft have completed more than 400 flight hours and achieved an availability rate of more than 80%.
Airbus Defence and Space Head of Services, Philippe Galland, said: “We are very pleased with the record of the A400M in Turkish service so far and we are confident that this agreement will contribute to building a robust support service for the years ahead.”
Turkish Technic General Manager, Ahmet Karaman, said: “We have an excellent working relationship with all departments of Airbus and we look forward to developing a robust maintenance capability for the A400M to meet the needs of the Turkish Air Force.”About the A400M
The A400M is an all-new military airlifter designed to meet the needs of the world's Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Thanks to its most advanced technologies, it is able to fly higher, faster and further, while retaining high maneuverability, low speed, and short, soft and rough airfield capabilities. It combines both tactical and strategic/logistic missions. With its cargo hold specifically designed to carry the outsize equipment needed today for both military and humanitarian disaster relief missions, it can bring this material quickly and directly to where it is most needed. Conceived to be highly reliable, dependable, and with a great survivability, the multipurpose A400M can do more with less, implying smaller fleets and less investment from the operator. The A400M is the most cost efficient and versatile airlifter ever conceived and absolutely unique in its capabilities.About Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.
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