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Formed and started operations in 2003. A K A Orbit Express. Domestic, regional & international, cargo, jet airplane services.
Germiyan SK No 6, Villa Orex
TR-34810 Florya-Istanbul, Turkey
TURKEY: POPULATION: 67.3 MILLION. 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.
February 2004: A300B4-203F (173, TC-ORJ), C-S Aviation (CSV) leased.
July 2004: Plans to start operating 747's.
July 2005: Orbit Express (ORX) operates international, cargo, jet airplane routes to the Far East and Europe.
70 employees (including 25 Flight Crew (FC) & 15 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: XW. (ICAO) Code: ORX (Callsign - OREX).
Main Base: Istanbul Ataturk International (IST).
January 2009: Macedonian start-up Star Airlines has inaugurated operations with a single ex-Tradewinds Airlines (TWX), ex-(N923FT) 747-2U3B (SCD) (Z3-CAA) on lease from Triton Aviation (TIA). Star Airlines is 51% owned by Macedonian investors, the remaining 49% being held by the same owners as Turkish freight carrier, Orex (ORX). - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "ORX-747-2009-01."