SGL Carbon and Onur Material Services, a subsidiary of the Turkish airline Onur Air, have a multi-year contract for the delivery of engine cowling blankets for the V2500 engines of Onur Air’s Airbus A321 fleet, totaling 32 engines. Delivery will start in the first half of 2019.
In addition, Onur Material Services will act as a sales partner for the distribution of additional blankets to other Middle East airlines with the sales potential for several hundred additional blankets. Onur Material Services has long-term relationships with several global operating airlines in the Middle East Region as well as in Asia.
The parts will be manufactured in SGL Carbon’s facility in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The high-performance insulation blankets are used to overhaul the thrust reverser of the engines, necessary 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 high-performance insulation blankets are a certified aerospace solution of SGL Carbon, which obtained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) for Airbus A320 family eligible V2500 high performance insulation blankets in 2009.