Goodrich Corp. and Turkish Technic Inc. signed an agreement to form a joint-venture company to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services in Istanbul, Turkey. The JV, known as Goodrich Turkish Technic Service Center, will provide nacelle, thrust reverser, and related component services including rotable support. The center will provide services for the Airbus and Boeing fleets of Turkish Airlines and other carriers in Turkey and neighboring regional fleets. Site selection is currently under way for the Goodrich Turkish Technic Service Center facility, which will be located near the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in Istanbul. Initial plans call for the facility to be approximately 20,000 ft² with the option to double in size. The facility will initially employ about 20 people with plans to expand to more than 70 employees within 10 years. The facility is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2011.