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3/12/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

SGL Carbon and Onur Materials Services partner on delivery of engine cowling blankets

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The multi-year contract involves SGL Carbon engine cowling blankets to be delivered for Onur Air’s Airbus A321 fleet in 2019. Onur Materials Services will also be a distribution partner for the blankets in the Middle East.

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SGL Carbon (Wiesbaden, Germany) and Onur Materials Services (Istanbul, Turkey), a subsidiary of the Turkish airline Onur Air, recently signed a multi-year contract for the delivery of engine cowling blankets for the V2500 engines types of Onur Air’s Airbus A321 fleet, totaling 32 engines. Delivery is scheduled to start in the first half of 2019. In addition, Onur Materials Services will act as a sales partner for the distribution of additional blankets to other airlines in the Middle East with the sales potential for several hundred additional blankets.

The parts will be manufactured in SGL Carbon’s facility in Arkadelphia (Ark., U.S.). The high-performance insulation blankets are used to overhaul the thrust reverser of the engines, which is necessary as part of pre-defined regular maintenance cycles. The SGL Carbon facility in Arkadelphia is specialized in the production of certified aerospace components like insulation blankets and other multi-material composite components.

The high-performance insulation blankets are an established and certified aerospace solution of SGL Carbon. The Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Airbus A320 Family eligible V2500 High Performance Insulation blankets was achieved in 2009. 

“We are happy to have the Onur Group as a new customer and trusted partner to expand our customer portfolio as well as our global footprint,” says Dr. Andreas Erber, head of the aerospace market segment at SGL Carbon. “With the new cooperation, we build on long years of material and components expertise for the aerospace market.”

“We are really proud to be chosen as the preferred sales partner for SGL Carbon,” says Engin Atay, VP at Onur Material Services. “We are specialized in aircraft overhauls and we believe that we are the most professional link between additional airlines and SGL Carbon as supplier for the thrust reverser heat blankets. We have long-term relationships with several global operating airlines in the Middle East Region as well as in Asia. The partnership with SGL Carbon is a strategically important long-term agreement for us to achieve our ambitious goals in our long-term growth plan.”

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