Having graduated from Istanbul Technical University Electrical and Electronics Faculty, Electrical Engineering Department in 2009, Mikail Akbulut completed Electrical Engineering Master's Program in 2011. Akbulut started working at Turkish Technic as an Avionics Maintenance Engineer for the Aircraft Maintenance Directorate in 2010 and pioneered the acceleration of aircraft maintenance processes and cabin modifications during his career.
Akbulut, who was appointed as the Narrow Body Maintenance Manager in 2016, managed nearly 1.000 routine maintenance activities annually and contributed significantly to the flight operation of Turkish Airlines. In 2018, Akbulut was appointed as the Senior Vice President of Cabin Interior Maintenance Directorate, and he led the maintenance activities and system improvements of Turkish Airlines’ in-flight entertainment systems, as well as cabin interior heavy maintenance activities of many airline operators. He fulfilled this duty until December 2020, and as of 2021, Akbulut became the Chief Operations Officer (Line & Base Maintenance) responsible for aircraft maintenance and operations, and as of May 2021, he was appointed as the CEO of Turkish Technic and Member of the Executive Committee.
Mikail Akbulut, who is also a member of the board of directors of Cornea Aero Systems, an affiliate of Turkish Technic, is from Bayburt, and he is married with two children.