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Name: BIRGENAIR
7JetSet7 Code: BIR
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ISTANBUL
Country: TURKEY
Employees 29
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Background
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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1989. OWNED BY BIRGEN FAMILY. REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

TURKEY: POPULATION: 67.3 MILLION. ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIE, TURKEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1923 AS A SECULAR STATE WHOSE POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY MUSLIM THOUGH NOT ARAB. A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF NATO AND A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP INTHE EUROPEAN UNION (EU), TURKEY HAS LOOKED TO THE WEST AS A MODEL. EXCEPT FOR BITTER WATER DISPUTES WITH SYRIA AND IRAQ, TURKEY HAS USUALLY MANAGED TO SIDESTEP REGIONAL POLITICS. WITH A DEVELOPED ECONOMY BUT LITTLE OIL, IT RELIES ON A VAST NETWORK OF MEGADAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.

MARCH 1995: 1 767-200ER (JT9D-7R4E4), EX-KUW. "C" MAINTENANCE CHECK
MAINTENANCE BY (GAMCO) (GUL).

198 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 45 LICENSED ENGINEERS (MT)).

JULY 1996: SALITH OZALP, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR RETIRES, DUTIES TAKEN OVER BY MEHMET ESER, TECHNICAL MANAGER, WITH NO REPLACEMENT.

AUGUST 1996: TURKISH (CAA) CANCELLED AIR OPERATING CERTIFICATE (AOC)
FOR "FAILING TO MAINTAIN 3 OPERATIONAL AIRPLANES." 2 AIRPLANES ARE LEASED OUT. (BIR) IS MAINTAINING AN ENGINEERING STAFF TO MONITOR THE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM.

SEPTEMBER 1996: 767 LEASED TO (LAN), RETURNED & LEASED TO (RNA) FOR 6 MONTHS. (BIR) STILL DOING MAINTENANCE.

FEBRUARY 1997: SOLD REMAINING 737 TO BABCOCK & BROWN (BBB). 2ND 767 TO BE LEASED FROM (AWW) AND LEASED OUT, RETAINING MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITY.

MAY 1997: 29 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 7 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

DECEMBER 1997: 767-269 (23280), (KUW) LEASED, MAINTENANCE AT (ETH). PLANS TO BUY FROM (KUW) AND LEASE 2 YEARS TO (GBN).

APRIL 1998: 29 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 7 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JANUARY 1999: 767-269ER (JT9D-7R4E4) RETURNED FROM (GBN).

FEBRUARY 1999: SOLD 767-269 TO C-S AVIATION SERVICES (CSV).

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February 2001:

1 767-269ER (JT9D-7R4E4) (131-23280, /86 22 07 N6373P), EX-(KUW), MAINT BY (ETH), (ETOPS), LST (GBN) , SOLD TO C-S AVIATION (CSV), 1999-02.

Management:
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MUHIP ISMEN, CHAIRMAN.

MRS Z GULPERI BIRGEN, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN.

CETIN BIRGEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

MEHMET ESER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR,
(birgen@superonline.com).

 
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