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JSF Project Sign-Off Completed - Engine Final Assembly Line Establishment, Activation and 1st Air Supply and Maintenance Center Command (ASMC) T-11 Test Cell Modification Phase

The signature ceremony of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Project Engine Final Assembly Line Establishment, Activation and 1st Air Supply and Maintenance Center Command (ASMC) T-11 Test Cell Modification Phase Project was held on 23 March 2017 at the Defense Industry Executive Committee (SSIK) meeting room of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries with the participation of Undersecretary for Defense Industries Prof. İsmail Demir and President and CEO of TEI Prof. Mahmut F.Akşit.

Upon execution of this agreement following the completion of the planning and management phases, as part of the efforts for Engine Final Assembly / Check-Out Line and Establishment of the Depot-Level Maintenance Center for the European Region, TEI will realize 1st ASMC T-11 Test Cell Modification and Engine Final Assembly / Check-Out (FACO) Line Assembly within a three-year project schedule at the 1st ASMC Command in Eskişehir. The project will be conducted under the leadership of the Aircraft Department of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM). The capabilities acquired as part of the project will serve for not only assembly and testing processes of any engines to be included in the inventory of the Republic of Turkey, but also for the establishment of a facility and infrastructure for regional engine maintenance, repair, overhaul and testing processes at the 1st ASMC Command. 

The JSF project is considered to be the greatest defense industry procurement projects of all time.  It will be carried out by TEI (acting as the main contractor) and multiple domestic sub-contractors, under which the 1st ASMC Command will be the first center to be established for the purpose of providing heavy maintenance and repair services for JSF aircraft of all users across the European region.