Turkish Technic and Havelsan have established a joint venture company to work in the field of in-flight entertainment, internet service provision and other software used in civil aviation, including design, production, maintenance, repair, marketing, sales and after-sales services.
The company is aiming to provide line-fit in-flight entertainment systems as approved supplier for both Turkish Airlines’ new-generation aircraft to be delivered between 2022-2023 and other domestic and international airlines’ aircrafts.
They plan to produce high technology in-flight entertainment systems at competitive prices.
At first, the company, to be operational at Turkish Technics’ Sabiha Gökçen International Airport facilities in 2018, is planning to commercialise its products for domestic airline operators and other operators within the region.
Ahmet Karaman, CEO of Turkish Technic, said: “Besides our comprehensive maintenance and repair capabilities and our high-quality aircraft galley and aircraft seat producer JVs, we are pleased to operate in the in-flight entertainment market through our joint venture company to be established with Havelsan. I believe that this step will create many opportunities for both parties and also customers.”
Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, CEO of Havelsan, said: “Havelsan has demonstrated its claim in civilian aerospace as well as defence technologies.
“The joint venture company by Havelsan and Turkish Technic will increase Turkey’s civil aviation export. Combining our forces will make us enable to reach global markets.”
In April Inmarsat signed a memorandum of understanding with Turkish Technic and Havelsan on integrated inflight connectivity and entertainment solutions.
As part of the collaboration, the three companies will offer a joint solution for emerging markets, which integrates Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband solution with the Turkish Technic-Havelsan inflight entertainment system.