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Airlines

Name: FREEBIRD AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: FBR
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ISTANBUL
Country: TURKEY
Employees 250
Web: freebirdairlines.com
Email: info@freebirdairlines.com
Telephone: +90 (212) 663 7777
Fax: +90 (212) 663 2353
Sita: ISTFBXH
Background
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Click below for data links:
FBR-2003-12-NEWS
FBR-2005-04-A
FBR-2005-10-A
FBR-2006-MAP-A
FBR-2006-MAP-B
FBR-2006-TURKEY-A
FBR-2006-TURKEY-B

FORMED IN 2000 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2001. FOUNDED BY MEKIN GOZEN, AND METE BOZYIGIT. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
YESILKOY CADDESI 9-A, BLOCK 3-4 FLORYA
ISTANBUL, TR-34153, TURKEY

TURKEY: ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 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 IN THE 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 MEGA DAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.

Turkey (the Republic of Turkey) was established in 1923, which includes Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - figures follow), it covers an area of 779,452 sq km, its population is 66 million, its capital is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.

Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) covers an area of 3,355 sq km, its population is 0.2 million, its capital is Nicosia, and its official language is Turkish.

MARCH 2001: FREEBIRD AIRLINES (FBR) HQ IS LOCATED IN FLORYA, ISTANBUL. SITA: ISTFOXH. ISTFBXH.

OWNED BY GOZEN AIR SERVICES (GAS), A COMPANY THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDING REPRESENTATION, GROUND HANDLING, AND SECURITY SERVICES, IN TURKEY FOR >22 YEARS.

3 MD-83'S (JT8D-219) (53184; 53185; 53186), EX-RENO (RNO)/AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL), ANSETT (AWW) 4 YEAR LEASED.

June 2002: 3 orders (December 2002) 737-700's, to replace 3 MD-83's.

MARCH 2002: (Telephone: (212) 663 77 77). (FAX: (212) 653 23 53).

June 2002: 1 MD-83 (1906-49949, TC-FBT), AeroUSA leased.

August 2002: +2 orders MD-83's for total 6.

September 2003: Plans to replace its MD-83's with A320's for summer 2004.

November 2003: A320-212 (132, TC-FBE), (GAX) leased.

February 2004: In April 2004, starts charter service, Antalya - Gothenburg & Stockholm (ARN), on behalf of Nazar.

March 2004: A320-211 (288, TC-FBF), (GAX) leased.

May 2004: (info@freebirdairlines.com).

April 2005: 211 employees (including 38 Flight Crew (FC), 96 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 43 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

737-81M (1674-34242, A40-BJ), Oman Air (OMR) wet-leased. A320-211 (283, TC-FBY), TransAmerica Finance leased.

May 2005: A320-211 (232, TC-FBY), ex-Air Canada (ACN), (GEF) leased.

June 2006: Employees = 198 (including 34 Flight Crew (FC); 57 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 50 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

1 A321 (TC-FBT) leased to Air Algerie (ALG) - see photo.

February 2008: NavAero said Freebird Airlines (FBR) of Turkey selected its tBag C22 computer and display technology as the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) flight deck hardware for the carrier's A320s and A321s. Deployment will begin this year with full implementation slated for early 2009.

May 2009: Lufthansa Systems signed a seven-year contract with Freebird Airlines (FBR), which will use Lido eRouteManual and Lido Flight Management System (FMS) data from Lufthansa Systems' aeronautical database.

July 2009: 2 A320-232s (496, TC-FBR - - SEE PHOTO - - "FBR-A320-232-2009-07;" 580, TC-FBJ), deliveries, ex-(LTE), ex-(N580CG).

February 2010: A320-214 (4207, TC-FBH), AerDragon leased, ex-(F-WWBP).

May 2010: Teledyne Controls was selected by Freebird Airlines (FBR) to supply its electronic flight bag (EFB) software applications to run on (EFB) equipment installed on (FBR)'s A320/A321 fleet. Applications selected by the airline include Flight Manager, Document Viewer, Performance Tool, Weight & Balance and Forms Viewer as well as the ground-based LRU Configuration Manager that facilitates bidirectional electronic transfer of data between airborne (EFB)s and ground systems.

January 2011: FreeBird Airlines (FBR) is a Turkish charter airline formed by Turkish aviation company, Gozen Air Services, flying holidaymakers from all parts of Europe.

(http://www.freebirdairlines.com). (batu@freebirdairlines.com).

Employees = 250 (including 34 Flight Crew (FC); 57 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 50 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: FH. (ICAO) Code: FHY - (Callsign - FREE TURK).

Parent organization/shareholders: Gozen Air Services (100%).

Main Base: Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST).

Hubs: Antalya International airport (AYT); & Mugla Dalaman International airport (DLM).

January 2013: Aerostar was selected by Freebird Airlines (FBR) to have one A320-200 airplane inspected at Aerostar’s Bacau facility.

June 2015: A320-214 (3891, TC-FHY), AerCap (DEA) leased.

January 2017: 2 A320-214 (4207, TC-FBH, 5096, TC-FBO), ex-(FWWBP; F-WWIO) wet-leased to VietJet Air (VJE).

May 2017: A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/3) (3025, TC-FHB), ex(D-AAAP), leased to VietJet Air (VJE).

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
FBR-737-81M
FBR-A320-211
FBR-A320-212
FBR-A320-232-JUL09
FBR-A321
FBR-A321 TC-FBG

October 2017:

3 ORDERS 737-700:

0 737-81M (CFM56-7B) (1674-34242, A40-BJ), (OMR) WET-LSD 2005-04. RTND. RED TAIL.

0 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (2088-53184, /94 TC-FBB; 2090-53185, /94 TC-FBD; 2092-53186, /94 TC-FBG), EX-(RNO)/(AAL), (AWW) 4 YR LSD 2001-03. 53184; 53185; 53186; RTND, LST (WFS) 2005-06. +2 ORDERS. 165Y.

0 MD-83 (JKT8D-219) (1906-49949, /91 TC-FBT), AEROUSA LSD 2002-06. RTND. 165Y.

1 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (283, /92 TC-FBY), EX-(ACN), (GEF) LSD 2005-05. ORANGE TAIL. 180Y.

0 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (132, /90 TC-FBE), (GAX) LSD 2003-11. RTND, LST (ALG). LIGHT BLUE TAIL. 180Y.

1 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (283, TC-FBY), TRANSAMERICA FINANCE LSD 2005-04. ORANGE TAIL. 180Y.

1 A320-212 (CFM56-5A3) (288, /92 TC-FBF), (GAX) LSD 2004-03. DARK BLUE TAIL. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/3) (3025, TC-FHB), EX-(D-AAAP) LEASED TO VIETJET AIR (VJE) 2017-05. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/3) (3891, TC-FHY), AERCAP (DEA) LSD 2015-06. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (4207, /10 TC-FBH), AERDRAGON LSD 2010-02 WET-LEASED TO VIETJET AIR (VJE) 2017-01. 180Y.

1 A320-214 (5096, /10 TC-FBO), WET-LEASED TO VIETJET AIR (VJE) 2017-01. 180Y.

1 ORDER A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/3) (4658, TC-FBV), 180Y:

1 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (496, /94 TC-FBR, - SEE PHOTO - - "FBR-A320-232-2009-07"), EX-(LTE). (ILF) LSD 2009-07. PINK TAIL. 180Y.

1 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (580, /96 TC-FBJ), 2009-07. EX-(N580CG). RED TAIL. 180Y.

1 A320-232 (V2527-A5) (2524, /05 TC-FBR), EX-(DCC) 2008-12. EX-(VT-DKZ). MAGENTA TAIL. 180Y.

2 A321-231 (V2533-A5) (771, /98 TC-FBG - SEE PHOTO - GREEN TAIL; 855, /98 TC-FBT, SEE PHOTO - MAROON TAIL), (AIFS) LSD 2006-05; LST (ALG) 2006-06. 220Y.

Management:
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AHMET MEKIN GOZEN, CHAIRMAN.

ISSET TUKENMEZ, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

EMRE GURCAY, GENERAL MANAGER.

CAPTAIN TUNCAY DOGANER, GENERAL MANAGER.

SELIM TUKENMEZ, FINANCIAL DIRECTOR.

CAPTAIN UTKAN OURSEL, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

CAPTAIN NUSRET ERTURK, CHIEF PILOT.

CAPTAIN SEDAT MUNIROGLU, FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER.

SERHAT KOKER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (serhat@freebirdairlines.com).

CAPTAIN MUSTAFA HESAPCIOGLU, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) DIRECTOR, (mustafah@freebirdairlines.com).

OGUZHAN DEMIRAL, ENGINEERING MANAGER.

EMRE APAYDIN, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER.

 
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