Pratt & Whitney picks site in Turkey for engine facility.

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Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners and its joint venture partner Turkish Airlines Technic Inc. has announced that its engine overhaul facility in Turkey will be located at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Anatolian shore of Istanbul.

The site will provide for planned activities, expansion to accommodate future growth, and direct access to customers via air transport. The joint venture facility, to be named Pratt & Whitney Turkish Technic Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center LLP, will overhaul V2500 and CFM56(R) engines.

Construction will begin later this year and the first engine is expected in 2009. Once fully operational, the center will have the capacity to overhaul up to 200 engines per year and will employ Turkish Technic's experienced staff.

"Selection of land for the new engine maintenance center with our partner Pratt & Whitney is completely in line with Turkish Technic's strategy as it is also in the same location that Turkish Technic's new airframe maintenance facilities will be...

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