Chief Technical Officer
Born in 1981, Yasin Birinci graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Bogazici University in 2003 and completed Executive MBA Program at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2006. His career started in Bus Production Facility of Mercedes-Benz-Turkey, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, in Istanbul as a junior planning engineer, where he established direct and indirect personnel requirement planning and overhead budgets for the whole company. His responsibility area also covered revising these budgets, preparing plan/actual deviation analyses and submitting proposals to the Board of Management concerning saving potentials. At the beginning of 2007, he was appointed to the Headquarters of Daimler-Buses in Germany for an international project management position, in which he was leading a team responsible for planning and managing of production network, capacity utilization, workforce requirement and efficiency planning for Daimler-Buses consisting of six European-wide production facilities.
Having joined Turkish Technic in September 2013 as SVP for Production Planning and Control Department, he was mainly responsible for initiating and coordinating all work being done in hangars and shops by assuring the availability of required resources beginning with the most valuable one, personnel, hangar/shop facilities, working environment, tools, equipment, materials etc. He played a crucial role in major projects like merger of Turkish Technic and Turkish Habom and expanding the hangar and maintenance capacity of Turkish Technic in several airports like Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gokcen Airport, which now equal to a maintenance network of over 55 A/C hangar spaces in four Airports.
During the last 6 months of 2020, he was appointed as the interim SVP of Sales & Marketing Department.
Before being appointed as the Chief Technical Officer in July 2021, he was the head of Component Services Department, which mainly covers the planning of aircraft component inventory, managing contracted component repair and maintenance activities and executing the component exchange operations for Turkish Airlines and other third party operators.