Inmarsat signs agreement with Turkish Technic and HAVELSAN for inflight connectivity collaboration

11 April 2018: Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Technic and HAVELSAN on integrated inflight connectivity and entertainment solutions.

As part of the collaboration, the three companies will offer a joint solution for emerging markets, which integrates Inmarsat’s award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution with the Turkish Technic-HAVELSAN inflight entertainment system.

Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “This region is home to one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and offers significant opportunities for inflight connectivity and entertainment providers. We look forward to joining hands with two of Turkey’s leading companies in this field, Turkish Technic and HAVELSAN, to provide airlines with a truly world-class integrated offering that combines our key strengths.”

Ahmet Karaman, CEO of Turkish Technic, said: “The Turkish aviation market is the centre of growth in this region. We continue to make major strides in fulfilling the product and maintenance requirements of operators with high-end solutions. Our inflight entertainment system developed with HAVELSAN, provides a seamless travel experience and will become even more desirable to operators with the addition of Inmarsat inflight connectivity.”

Ahmet Hamdi Atalay, CEO of HAVELSAN, said: ”Turkish Technic and HAVELSAN’s inflight entertainment system will gain increased synergy and power through our collaboration with Inmarsat. From serving the fastest growing aviation market of the world, in Turkey, the system is now a global product.”

The team from Inmarsat, Turkish Technic and HAVELSAN announce their partnership.


For further information

Jonathan Sinnatt
Director of Corporate Communications
+44 (0)20 7728 1935
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
Robeel Haq
Inmarsat Aviation PR
+44 (0)20 7728 1352
robeel.haq@inmarsat.com
Savtekin OZTURK
Marketing & Corporate Comm.
+90 532 553 36 63
savtekinozturk@thy.com
Mrs. Aylin EROKAY BİLEKLİ
Corporate Communication and Publicity Manager
+90 505 587 78 98
abilekli@havelsan.com.tr

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organisations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat operates around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.

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About Turkish Technic

Turkish Technic (IATP: TKT), an association of Turkish Airlines group companies (Istanbul Stock Exchange: THYAO), is one of the world’s leading aviation services providers, where comprehensive maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and reconfiguration services are performed with a highly qualified workforce of about 7,500 staff within Istanbul Ataturk Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport facilities on two separate continents. Aside from its engineering and maintenance activities, Turkish Technic supports aircraft operators and owners globally with encompassing component pooling, design, and certification and production services.

About HAVELSAN

HAVELSAN, which was one of cornerstones in the establishment of Turkey’s modern defence and aerospace industry, has been operating as a company with a mission for 34 years with its more than 1,400 expert staff and a total of six facilities in Turkey and the United States. Having undersigned many reference projects in the national and international markets, HAVELSAN is a reliable and sustainable provider of high technology products and services in its fields of activity, owing to innovative and sustainable strategies.

HAVELSAN has 4 main business lines;

  • Command Control and Defence Systems,
  • Training and Simulation Technologies,
  • Information and Communication Technologies and
  • Homeland Security and Cyber Security Solutions

Aiming to become a global player by rapidly developing its indigenous technologies, and having already achieved this position in certain areas, HAVELSAN is taking strategic steps toward the future.