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Name: TAILWIND AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: TWI
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ISTANBUL
Country: TURKEY
Employees 37
Web: tailwind.com.tr
Email: info@tailwind.com.tr
Telephone: +90 212 465 3737
Fax: +90 212 465 5950
Sita:
Background
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TWI-LOGO

Formed in 2006 and started operations in 2009. Domestic, regional, & international, charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services. Also provides wet-lease (ACMI) services.

Address:
IDTM A2, Blok No: 395
Yesilkoy, 34830 Istanbul, 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 city is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.

January 2009: 737-4Q8 (25108, TC-TLB) delivery - - SEE PHOTO - - "TWI-737-4Q8-2004-03", ex-(N775AS), (ILF) leased.

May 2009: Tailwind Airlines (TWI) is a charter and wet-lease airline that offers tourist charters between Europe and Turkey for tour operators and ad hoc private charter flights.

(TWI) is a joint Turkish and British partnership. It was established to create an efficient, modern and quality airline service in the civil aviation sector to support the growth of air travel to and from Turkey. (TWI)'s core team is made up of experienced and knowledgeable professionals from the aviaition industry who will provide a strong foundation to achieve this objective.

(IATA) Code: TI. (ICAO) Code: TWI.

Parent company/shareholders: Tailwind Havayollari.

Main Base: Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International airport (SAW).

Hub: Istanbul Ataturk airport.

September 2009: (ILFC) (ILF) announced a lease deal for two used 737-400s to Tailwind Airlines (TWI) for five years each.

May 2010: 737-4Q8 (27628, TC-TLE), (ILF) leased, ex-(N785AS).

July 2010: 737-4Q8 (27628, TC-TLE "A Guney") leased to TunisAir (TUN).

January 2011: Tailwind Airlines (TWI) has wet-leased a 737-4Q8 to Congolese start-up Okapi Airlines (OKP).

Turkish (THY) Technic won a contract with Tailwind Airlines (TWI) to perform two base maintenance "C" checks on 737-400 airplanes. Maintenance will be carried out at Technic's (THY) facilities in Istanbul.

May 2012: Taban Air ((IATA) Code: HH, based at Mashad International airport (MHD), Iran)) has wet-leased 737-400 (25112, TC-TLC) from Turkish charter carrier, Tailwind Airlines (TWI)). Taban Air currently operates a single MD-82 itself and wet-leases five MD-88s from Bukovyna Airlines (BKV).

November 2012: Tailwind Airlines (TWI) has wet-leased its 737-4Q8 (25107, TC-TLA) to Air Libya (TLR) allowing its Libyan partner to increase scheduled services. The two carriers had already worked together with Tailwind (TWI) operating up to two 737-4Q8s on behalf of Air Libya (TLR) prior to the civil war in Libya.

May 2014: SmartLynx Airlines ((IATA) Code: 6Y, based at Riga) (LAJ) will operate an A320-211 (142, YL-BBC), on behalf of Turkey's Tailwind Airlines ((IATA) Code: TI, based at Istanbul Atatürk) (TWI) for the duration of the summer. "Skyliner Aviation" recently tracked the airplane at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel wearing Tailwind (TWI)'s title and logo in addition to sporting a logo for German aviation broker firm, "Involatus."

The A320 is Tailwind (TWI)'s only Airbus Industrie airplane at this time, joining five 737-400s used on passenger charter flights to Europe and Asia.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
TWI-737-4Q8-MAR09
TWI-737-CONFIG

September 2017:

5 737-4Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2526-25107, /93 TC-TLA "M DEMIR UZ;" 2551-25108, /93 TC-TLB "M SAFI ERGIN" - - SEE PHOTO - - "TWI-737-4Q8-2009-03" 2009-01; 2638-25112, /94 TC-TLC "CAPT. Z. KILIC*;" 2858-27628, /97 TC-TLE "A GUNEY" 2010-05; 2826-28199, /96 TC-TLD "CAPT M AKGUN" 2009-09), EX-(N775AS), (ILF) 5 YR LSD. 27628; LST (TUN) 2010-07. 25112; WET-LST TABAN AIR 2012-05. 25107; WET-LST (TLR) 2012-11. *OKAPI AIRLINES COLORS. 168Y.

1 A320-211 (CM56-5A1) (142, /91 YL-BBC), (LAJ) LSD 2014-05. 180Y.

Management:
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KADRI MUHIDDIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
He brings with him over 34 years industry related experience. As well as his involvement with Tailwind Airlines (TWI), Mr Muhiddin is also co founder and Executive Chairman of AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland and is Chairman and owner of Gamit ltd at Stansted Airport in the UK.

MEHMET DEMIR UZ, DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, EX-(THY)/(IST).
Mehmet Demir Uz is Deputy Chairman and previously held the position of Aircraft Maintenance Manager for Turkish Airlines (THY) and held the position of Technical Director with Istanbul Airlines (IST) with total aviation experience for over 35 years.

SAFI ERGIN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, EX-(IST).
He brings with him over 24 years aviation experience. Safi Ergin was one of the founders of Turkey’s first private airline, Istanbul Airlines (IST)and is the founding Chairman of TOSHID where he has been Board Chairman for 10 years.

CAPTAIN MUHSIN AKGUN, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

ATILLA GUNEY, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.

DR VAHAP ONEN, QUALITY DIRECTOR.

LUFTI BASARAN, GROUND OPERATIONS MANAGER.

IPEK ERDOGMUS, SALES MANAGER (sales@tailwind.com.tr).

TANER GUVER, ENGINEERING MANAGER.

 
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