Another Gainful Airshow – TRJet Soars with Market Potential, flying VIPs from Ankara to Istanbul in TRJet 328 Aircraft for AIREX 2016

Issue 71 - November 2016

It’s not on the distant horizon; the future is taking shape now for Ankara-based aviation company TRJet with yet another lucrative airshow.  TRJet participated in the 11th International Civil Aviation and Airports Exhibition, AIREX 2016, from October 6-9, 2016 as one of the event’s main sponsors.  Within the exhibition, TRJet displayed a Dornier 328 32-passenger aircraft, and met with potential airlines and suppliers looking forward to the start of production for the comprehensively modernized TRJ328 and TRP328 aircraft. The Airshow symbolized an important milestone for the program as it marked the first demonstration flight of the 328 passenger aircraft transporting key Turkish officials from Ankara to Istanbul for the Opening Ceremony. 

“Since our announcement, at the Farnborough Airshow in July 2016, regarding having reached an agreement on the principal terms of the contract, the final remaining details have now been agreed upon. We expect to start work imminently on the highly-anticipated Turkish-built aircraft,” said Mr. Fatih Ozmen, CEO of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and its Turkish subsidiary TRJet. He expressed that the Istanbul Airshow provided an “ideal’’ opportunity to introduce this project and its potential to increase regional commerce and trade which will also promote peace and prosperity. This historic opportunity is critical to create a global Turkish brand and to help establish a local industrial base to position the country among the top 10 industrialized economies.”   At the Farnborough Airshow, Mr. Fatih Ozmen, underscored that market potential is tremendous for TRJet saying in a presentation that they “are excited about addressing a niche in the market, a regional passenger capacity category where there is no on-going production right now in the area that we are targeting.” He pointed out that all companies and partners involved are benefiting from the program, a winning scenario for all.  Turkey’s first domestically produced civil aircraft are poised to meet the growing demand worldwide for aircraft in this size category.  Accelerated growth in air travel throughout Europe, the Middle and the Far East, and also with the current fleet of regional aircraft aging and going out of operation, places TRJet and Turkish industry in an advantageous market position.