The insulation blankets are used to overhaul the thrust reverser of the engines as part of pre-defined regular maintenance cycles.
The insulation blankets are used to overhaul the thrust reverser of the engines as part of pre-defined regular maintenance cycles.

SGL Carbon and Onur Materials Services, a subsidiary of the Turkish airline Onur Air, have signed a multi-year contract for the delivery of engine cowling blankets for 32 V2500 aircraft engines owned by the airline. Onur Materials Services will also reportedly act as a sales partner for the distribution of additional blankets to other airlines in various countries in the Middle East.

The insulation blankets, manufactured in SGL Carbon’s facility in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA, are used to overhaul the thrust reverser of the engines as part of pre-defined regular maintenance cycles. The SGL Carbon facility in Arkadelphia is specialized in the production of certified aerospace components such as insulation blankets and other multi-material composite components, the company said.

‘We have long term relationships with several global operating airlines in the Middle East Region as well as in Asia,’ said Engin Atay, vice president at Onur Material Service: ‘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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