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TCI’s Distinctive Edge as an Aircraft Cabin Interiors Manufacturer

Issue 1 - 2019

TCI’s journey of success began in 2010 as a joint venture between Turkish Airlines (30%), Turkish Technic (20%) and Turkish Aerospace Industries (50%). In the first few years of its establishment the TCI facility was located at Turkish Aerospace in Ankara and by 2013 TCI relocated to its current location at the Turkish Technic facilities next to Sabiha Gökçen Airport in Istanbul.

The establishment goal and mission of TCI has been to design and manufacture aircraft cabin interior products through the strength and quality of the founding companies and to contribute to the Turkish aerospace industry through the use of local capacity and resources. TCI works relentlessly to accomplish this goal with its 200 employees that are engaged in engineering, sales, programs, procurement, quality, manufacturing and finance departments with the vision of being among the top five global companies in the cabin interior market.

TCI designs and manufactures aircraft galleys, i.e. the kitchen area for food preparation on an aircraft and plans to extend its product range in the near future with the full support of its shareholders. TCI has extensive capacity and capability for design, engineering, testing, production and after-sales service of galleys. Light-weight, functional and low-cost production is indispensable for all TCI products as weight and cost factors play a crucial role in aviation.

TCI adopts a smart design philosophy with innovative modeling and profiling, functional design for usage and maintenance, and lean design philosophy with modularity and standardization. TCI holds EASA Part 21 G (POA), DGCA Part 21 G (POA), ISO 9001, and AS 9100 certificates and is working towards obtaining EASA Part 21 J (DOA).

TCI uses its engineering capabilities to the highest degree to serve its customers in the most efficient way with the awareness of expectations from customers. Flexible configuration options and tailor-made engineering solutions are the standard steps of TCI’s project management philosophy. In Boeing B737 programs, TCI succeeded in the design and production of galleys that are approximately 10% lighter than those of its competitors.

As a strongly established company, TCI has succeeded in receiving orders for many prestigious Boeing and Airbus programs. Currently, TCI is a certified supplier of Boeing and has been selected for inclusion on the Global Offerable List for Boeing 737 aircraft.

Up to now TCI has been awarded many programs to design and manufacture Galleys and Monuments, including those for Turkish Airlines, SunExpress, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Donghai Airlines. Most recently, TCI was awarded with the SFE Program of Bar Units for Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. According to this program, TCI will be one of the few selected companies to design and manufacture Bar Units for A350 XWB aircraft. The signature ceremony for this agreement was held at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg with the participation of senior officials from both companies. Thanks to this program, TCI has become one of Airbus’ global suppliers and has extended its product portfolio while stepping into the wide-body aircraft segment as a permanent program member. To be a part of this distinguished program is a proof of confidence that Airbus has in TCI through all stages of design and manufacturing and it is a source of pride for all of us as a robust step towards the progress of aviation in Turkey.

As a strongly established company, TCI has succeeded in receiving orders for many prestigious Boeing and Airbus programs. Currently, TCI is a certified supplier of Boeing and has been selected for inclusion on the Global Offerable List for Boeing 737 aircraft.

Up to now TCI has been awarded many programs to design and manufacture Galleys and Monuments, including those for Turkish Airlines, SunExpress, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Donghai Airlines. Most recently, TCI was awarded with the SFE Program of Bar Units for Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. According to this program, TCI will be one of the few selected companies to design and manufacture Bar Units for A350 XWB aircraft. The signature ceremony for this agreement was held at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg with the participation of senior officials from both companies. Thanks to this program, TCI has become one of Airbus’ global suppliers and has extended its product portfolio while stepping into the wide-body aircraft segment as a permanent program member. To be a part of this distinguished program is a proof of confidence that Airbus has in TCI through all stages of design and manufacturing and it is a source of pride for all of us as a robust step towards the progress of aviation in Turkey.


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