328 and Turkish Technic completes first joint project


The two companies have completed their first joint conversion project, an extensive interior refurbishment of a Gulfstream GIV for the Turkish Government.

                         328 Gulfstream GIV interior
328 and Turkish Technic completed their first joint conversion project; an extensive interior refurbishment of a Gulfstream GIV for the Turkish Government.

328 supported a complete replacement of the in flight entertainment system (IFE) which involved sourcing and supporting the installation of a Rockwell Collins HDTV ( Venue) system. In addition 328 designed and manufactured the system’s harness and controls.

Major interior features were removed and replaced by two aft and forward facing business class seats. The removal required a side panel to be manufactured matching the existing style of the aircraft interior. 328 designed, manufactured, and certified the side panel in its Oberpfaffenhofen facility before shipping it to Turkish Technic which installed the part on site.

Turkish Technic were also responsible, under the guidance of 328, for the renewal of upholstery, veneer, and a complete new galley layout.

328 entered into the arrangement with Turkish Technic to work together on design projects in January 2012.

Dave Jackson, managing director of 328 said “This is major milestone for our team and another important step to further develop our business capabilities on aircraft beside the Dornier 328.  This project has proved highly successful and we are already in discussions with the team about the next project’s requirements.”

Can Sasmaz, vice president Technical, from Turkish Technic said ”Turkish Technic and 328 have developed an excellent working relationship and we are impressed by the company’s outstanding conversion capabilities.  As aviation is continuing to expand in Turkey we value sharing their experience as we work towards improving our own in-house knowledge and experience. We will continue to work with them to explore future projects.”

328 are exhibiting at EBACE in Geneva next week.