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January 2019

Istanbul Grand Airport

A pair of Ospreys for Turkey’s newest airport

By | News

One of the world’s newest most advanced airports, Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA), has just taken receipt of two of the world’s most advanced runway surface cleaners, the Osprey LA2200.

With its first commercial flight on 31 October 2018, Istanbul Grand Airport will shortly replace Atark Airport and become the region’s primary air hub, with an initial capacity of 90 million passengers, ramping up to potentially 200 million passengers when completed.

To keep the two runways, eight taxiways and 4 million m2 of apron safe and clear of the rubber deposits created by landing aircraft, the airport has purchased the Osprey LA2200 water jet cleaning vehicles from UK-based Jetting Systems. The vehicle uses ultra high pressure water jets to remove paint and rubber without damaging the runway surface or the need to use harmful detergents.

In December, the team from Turkey visited Jetting Systems at their facilities near Salisbury, Wiltshire to examine their new Osprey and to witness the acceptance tests at Oxford Airport. The machine is now in Istanbul for final commissioning and staff training.

Feridun Coskun of UMTAŞ Uluslararası Makina Ticaret AŞ, Jetting System’s partner in Istanbul said, “Having already supplied five Osprey machines into the Turkish Military and Civil Aviation sector we are establisged as the premier supplier of runway rubber reoval equipment in Turkey. We are delighted to be involved in this exciting new chapter in the Turkish aviation history.

Istanbul Grand Airport

Jetting Systems and COVID-19

On a daily basis we are all seeing how fast the COVID-19 situation is developing. Government press releases this week have confirmed we are entering a new phase of the Virus and it is likely that there will be further restrictions imposed.


In order to best protect ourselves and to give us the best possible chance to continue serving our customers during this challenging time we have been proactive in relocating staff into offices with no more than three people and implementing seven-day opening with split shifts. All overseas and UK travel was stopped several weeks ago and we are only accepting essential visitors to our site. Goods inwards are quarantined in accordance with the published virus life cycle times on various surfaces.


This temporary working arrangement may mean that you have been unable to reach us by telephone and so ask that you send your enquiry by email to one of the following contacts.


Spare parts -  Terry Turner

Service - Nick Cave

Equipment sales - Daniel Woods

Accounts - Natasha Willdigg

Operations Manager - Graham Hepburn


Managing Director - Simon Carling

Strategy Director - Tina Carling


We thank you for your patience and understanding
and wish our customers and suppliers well during this
challenging time.


Kind regards


Simon Carling

Managing Director