Alenia Aermacchi Focuses on Turkish Market

Issue 55

The Turkish aeronautics sector offers strong prospects for Alenia Aermacchi, which is currently promoting its industrial and technological capabilities in integrated training systems, special versions aircraft (for maritime patrole and anti-submarine warfare roles) and tactical transport aircraft. The supply of the ATR 72 ASWs (Anti-Submarine Warfare) to the Turkish Navy represents an important industrial co-operation in the aeronautics sector. 

On **July 2012** Alenia Aermacchi has signed an agreement with Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to deliver two ATR 72-600 TMUA (Turkish Maritime Utility Aircraft, already delivered to the Turkish Navy in July and August 2013) and six ATR 72-600 TMPA (Turkish Maritime Patrol Aircraft) to the Turkish Navy. The contract calls for strong industrial collaboration between Alenia Aermacchi and Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) for the duration of the project.