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Kotil leaves Turkish Airlines for TAI leadership role

Posted 21 October 2016 · Add Comment

Turkish Airlines CEO Dr Temel Kotil has resigned to take up a new role heading TAI – the national aerospace and technology company with a vast defence portfolio.


The airline has appointed Bilal Eksi as the new general manager to succeed Kotil.
Eksi had previously been responsible for the airline’s ground operations and had enjoyed a series of successes improving the airline’s on-time performances. He had previously been with the company’s engineering sector, heading the overhaul workshops.
Kotil had been heading the airline for a decade after moving from the Turkish Technik, following a career as a university professor in the United States before being called back to Turkey to effect a turnaround of the business.
Under his stewardship the Turkish airline has become a major global player and a regular award winner.
Speaking the Arabian Aerospace earlier this month, Kotil said that despite many difficulties at the moment for Turkey, the airline was still performing well, although profits were down.
 

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