A-400M Aircrafts C Level Maintenance Capability Acquisition Ceremony Held in Kayseri

Issue 80 - March 2018

A-400M Aircrafts C Level Maintenance Capability Acquisition Ceremony took place at the Kayseri 12th Air Transportation Main Base Command with the participation of National Defense Minister Mr. Nurettin Canikli and Minister of Environment and Urbanization Mr. Mehmet Özhaseki.

Delivering a speech at the ceremony, National Defense Minister Mr. Canikli said: “Our institution, which has 88 years of aviation expertise, has performed the maintenance of the A-400M, the New Generation Transport Aircraft program with national resources and capabilities for the first time. In this regard, we have taken another important step in the aviation industry. Thus, an average of 900,000 EUR per aircraft previously paid abroad has remained in the national budget, and the operational efficiency of our aircrafts has been increased with the completion of maintenance in less than 2 months compared to an average of 6-month maintenance period abroad.”

Minister Mr. Canikli emphasized that the national and domestic projects, especially in the aviation/aerospace field, are at an important turning point and said, “I hope we will establish an infrastructure to furnish our military factories with the design ability in the near future.”