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TAV provides consultancy services for transition from construction to operation

TAV Airports transfers its know-how and experience on airport operations to other airport projects through ORAT (Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer) team consisting of specialized personnel. Managing the integration of taking over and commissioning processes, TAV ORAT started its first a project during the commissioning stage of the new terminal of Madinah Airport.

TAV Airports started to provide Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer services in order to transfer its know-how and experience gained by operating at 13 airports for the integration requirements of taking over and commissioning processes of various projects. TAV ORAT team started its first project in Madinah Airport, which has been constructed in Saudi Arabia by a consortium that TAV has 33 percent shares and which will be officially put into service in the first quarter of 2015. TAV ORAT team will follow up all processes and establish an adequate structure for the airport by taking over the new systems and the building, recruitment and training of the personnel, operation procedures, service contracts, etc.

TAV Airports Business Development and Strategy Director Serkan Kaptan stated “As TAV Airports, we have performed the taking over and commissioning processes of all airports that we operate together with our specialized personnel in various industrial fields. We undertake internal ORAT projects, which are usually outsourced in global aviation industry, utilizing TAV's know-how and experience. Now we are ready to exercise our know-how in aviation sector. ORAT project focuses on preparing all airport users to new physical structure and operation methods and provides smooth operation during the very first day. TAV ORAT team has started its first project in Madinah Airport of Saudi Arabia and they have been progressing successfully. The team follows up all processes of the airport from service contracts, recruitment and training of the personnel, systems to be installed to operation procedures, etc. We continue negotiating for other airports at Saudi Arabia and various locations."

The TAV ORAT Team consists of experienced personnel who have been actively involved in airport construction and airport operations in various countries. Their area of expertise covers overall airport operations, specialized in airside standards. Performing at international standards, the team has necessary know-how and experience to further advise on airport system integrations. Each member is specialized in different fields of airport operations such as, BHS (Baggage Handling System), PBB (Passenger Boarding Bridges) FIDS, Procedures, Personnel Training, HR and Airport Management which are few to be named.