Istanbul-based Turkish Technic and 328 (Booth 388) of Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, part of the 328 Group, has announced the completion of their first joint conversion project, an extensive interior refurbishment of a Gulfstream GIV for the Turkish government. This was the first project under a wider agreement signed in 2012 between 328 and Turkish Technic under which they will collaborate on design and certification projects.
“This is a major milestone for our team and another important step to further develop our business capabilities on aircraft beside the Dornier 328,” said Dave Jackson, managing director of 328. “This project has proved highly successful and we are already in discussions with the team about the next project’s requirements.”
“Turkish Technic and 328 have developed an excellent working relationship, and we are impressed by the company’s outstanding conversion capabilities,” said Can Sasmaz, Turkish Technic’s v-p technical. “As aviation is continuing to expand in Turkey we value sharing their experience as we work toward improving our own in-house knowledge and experience.”
For the GIV project, 328 supported a complete replacement of the in-flight entertainment system with a Rockwell Collins Venue HDTV system, which features 328’s design and manufacture of the system’s harness and controls. The project also included reconfiguration of the cabin seating and 328’s design, manufacturing and certification of new side paneling to match the existing style of the interior. The new paneling was installed by Turkish Technic at 328’s facility, as was new upholstery, veneer and galley.