TD Team aircraft line maintenance company was established in 2007. TD Team, successfully taking its place among the 100 fastest growing companies in Turkey, has the authorizations of SHY 145, BCAA, AZA-145 and EASA part 145 with its strategic collaboration. Furthermore; in order to gain its own EASA authorizations and create global solutions, Empathy Aviation Ltd. based in Dublin, Ireland was founded in 2017.With these authorizations; TD Team is operating in 9 stations in different parts of the world with 200 employees, servicing 12 different airframe and 23 different engine types of 42 Airlines from 23 countries.TD Team is aiming to be one of the best MRO brands servicing in global market. In line with this vision Telepathy Academy was founded in 2017 in order to train qualified manpower, equipped with personalized trainings to reach a sufficient level of expertise for national and international aircraft line maintenance companies.
Mustafa Taner Doğan, who has 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, worked as a senior manager in international and national companies, and then in 2011, TD Team Line Maintenance Company was established. He currently continues to work as Chairman of the Board and CEO in TD Group of Companies. In his professional life, he focused on topics such as management, high level technical consultancy, aircraft line maintenance, system development management, group dynamics. Mustafa Taner Doğan graduated from Anadolu University Faculty of Aeronautics and Electronics; In addition to his entrepreneurship and senior management, he continues his consultancy activities and supports at many social, nature and environmental protection projects; He shares his professional experience by giving speeches and presentations at universities, associations, companies and various summits. He also has membership in many professional and social associations.
Özgün Doğan started his career as a Logistics Specialist at TD Team Aircraft Line Maintenance Company in 2011, and after working in many departments, he was brought to our Irish Operations Management as a Board Member. Özgür Doğan, who also took part in the establishment process of our "Empathy Aviation" company, graduated from Izmir Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Business Administration.
Kürşad Çil is graduated from Middle East Technical University's aeronautical engineering department with a minor in metallurgical and materials engineering and a master's degree in aerospace engineering. Çil, being in the aviation industry since 2001, has an approximate 20 years of experience and worked in aviation institutions in various positions as quality and safety manager, general manager, accountable manager and consultant. Çil has been deputy accountable manager and quality manager of Telepathy Academy Aviation Training Co. since 2015 and is currently the quality director of TD Team Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Co.
Mesut SEZGIN has been working in Aviation industry for the last 16 years. First 10 years of his experience, he has been working as a Authorized Certifiying staff as a maintenance planning, Engine and inspector. Then he continued to work as Maintenance Manager in different company, currently working as a Maintenance Manager at TD TEAM MRO. He is an engine specialist. He graduated from Civil Aviation collage of Anadolu University in 1998.
Onur Bahçelik has worked in leading airline companies in the aviation industry for 14 years. He has acted as a manager authorized by aviation authorities in TD Team since 2016. Mr. Bahçelik has been undertaking the tasks of purchasing, storing, determining material needs, procurement management processes as well as planning, directing or coordinating customer services for the company. Taking part in the management of supply chain and logistics systems he specialized in customs legislation and practices. He is also an authorized DGR instructor. Mr. Bahçelik is graduated from Anadolu University's Department of Business Administration.
Throughout 35 years Atilla Öztürk has worked in middle, senior manager, chief executive and board member positions at national and international companies engaged in the fields of charter tour operation, flight training, consultancy, commercial real estate investment, development and operations. He has developed his professional expertise in general management, renewable energy sources, marketing, investment and project development management with a particular emphasis on risks, opportunities and sustainability. Atilla Öztürk graduated from the Business Economics department of Copenhagen Business School. He speaks English and Danish. Atilla Öztürk is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Damla Ilkyaz Kara has worked as an auditor, instructor, technical auditor and training coordinator in national and international Part-145 and Part-147 organizations in the aviation industry for 12 years. Her areas of expertise are Part-66 licensing, Part-145 technical and quality system establishment and implementation, preparation of technical documents, technical staff entitlements, technical auditing, internal & customer technical training planning and implementation. She studied at the Civil Aviation Management department of Istanbul University.
In addition to be a faculty member at Cappadocia University, Dr. Batughan Karaer has worked as a board member, senior manager and consultant in national and international companies that are in the construction, defense and aviation sectors over 30 years. He has worked in mostly financial management and he has carried out his professional activities in the fields of finance, budget, strategic planning, fund management, risk management, company acquisitions and mergers. Dr. Batughan KARAER has earned a bachelor degree in Business Administration and master’s degree in Accounting and Finance, PhD. in General Management in the Gazi University Ankara. He works as academician, manager, consultant and he is the Board of Director in the Finance Association.
Mustafa Kutlu is an Industrial Engineer, graduated from Hacettepe University. He has been working as a manager for international companies operating in the manufacturing, retail, banking and service sectors for 20 years. His areas of professionalization; Managing Commercial Marketing, Banking and Finance transactions, establishing and developing relations with relevant institutions, analyzing and managing the financial income-expense flow and cash flow, leading and managing the finance team through tracking collections and payments. He has attended many trainings and seminars in the fields of banking, finance and commercial marketing and has a Private Pension License and Insurance Technical Personnel License. He is a member of several social and professional clubs and associations.
M. Ferhan Mocan has been working for the last 9 years of his 34 year work life in the Aviation Industry as IT Coordinator in Airline and Airline Technical support companies. In earlier period worked as General Manager, Consultant and Coordinator as well as technical procurement studies in National and International organizations and companies at manufacturing, retail, education, banking, state, military sectors . The areas his professionalizes are Management, IT management and digitization processes management. Mocan graduated from Math Eng. and Electronic Communications Eng. at Yildiz University Engineering Faculty. He completed his MBA at Harvard University. He has expert knowledge of IT Infrastructure, Virtualization, Messaging, Complex Operating Systems, Disaster Recovery and Cyber Security. In addition to these tasks, he has given more than 250 IT trainings and more than 100 seminars at homeland and abroad. He also owns the Microsoft Fidelity Award.
Burcu Gündüz has been working as a chief, assistant manager and accounting manager in media, food and beverage, construction, production, service and aviation sectors for 18 years. She is experienced in establishing and developing accounting management system of the business and executing the processes related to this law in accordance with the legislation; also leading and managing the activities within the department by providing internal control. She holds a Certified Public Accountant license and is graduated from Akdeniz University SBMY Accounting and Anadolu University Business Administration.
Nuri Civinti has been working as a commercial affairs manager for multinational companies in the airport management and aviation sectors for 20 years. His professional areas, determining the strategies and targets for increasing all revenues, marketing to national and international companies, planning and managing sales processes, conducting contract processes, managing national and international customer relations, creating revenue budgets, creating new projects, Managing tender processes and conducting relations with public institutions in the relevant process. Nuri Civinti is a graduate of Tourism and Hotel Management and has received sales management training at Fraport AG Academy in Germany. He has memberships in many professional and social associations. It has an internationally active network and strong commercial relationships in the aviation industry and he speaks also German.
Nihan Kaya has been working as a specialist and manager in international and national companies in the finance, tourism and aviation sectors for more than 24 years. Her areas of professionalization are technical and general procurement, insurance (especially aviation insurances), contracts, agreements, tenders, leasing and budget management. Nihan Kaya has completed her associate degree in Business Administration at Akdeniz University, she graduated from faculty of economics at Anadolu University. Then she completed Master of Business Administration program at Akdeniz University.
Zeynep Demirkol has been working in the field of aviation for the last 10 years. She has started her career as a ground operations agent and continued this duty in ground handling and airline companies for 6 years. In 2016, she started to work in TD Team as a training specialist within the quality department. Her professional expertise includes documentation, archiving systems, and EASA approved Part-66 module examinations along with being an authorized instructor. She has attended many courses on aviation safety, security, and aviation legislation to improve her professional capabilities. Ms. Demirkol has graduated from Anadolu University with a degree in International Relations.
Serkan Çelikçi has worked as ramp chief, customs chief, warehouse manager, supervisor, duty-free and catering chief at various airlines and line maintenance companies for nearly two decades. He has been working in the Logistics Department of TD Team since 2015 and developed expertise in storage, determination of material needs to be used in aircraft, station setups, obtaining the necessary permissions for station setups and warehouse management. In addition, he has passed successfully the Aviation Security Instructor exams of the DGCA, Course 1 (Security Awareness Training), Course 2 (Basic Civil Aviation Security Training), Course 7 (Cockpit and Cabin Security Training), Course 12 (Security Management Training) and been authorized to provide related security trainings. Mr. Çelikçi has a good command of national and international security regulations.