Airbus in Türkiye

Date: Issue 118 - October 2022

Airbus and Türkiye have a long history of partnership with successful projects realized in civil and military aviation for Türkiye. For nearly 40 years, Airbus has been an important partner for Türkiye, working closely with Turkish Airlines, the Ministry of Defence, the Presidency of Defense Industry Agency (Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı), Turkish Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard. Looking back into the past, Turkish National Flag carrier Turkish Airlines first began operating Airbus A310 in 1985, and the Turkish Air Force received the former EADS Casa CN-235 in 1991. Türkiye also became a partner of the Airbus A400M Atlas project in 2003. 

Airbus is committed to long-term, mutually beneficial industrial cooperation through the placement of work packages that include the transfer of technology, and which help to build skills and competencies in the Turkish aviation industry.