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Interview

Collins Aerospace; “We are Working with Local Turkish Companies to Provide Our Solutions.”

Defence Turkey caught up with Collins Aerospace Vice President for Actuation Systems Mr. Edward DRYDEN, during IDEF ‘19 to get first-hand information on Collins Aerospace Actuation Systems, the current position of the company on the global aerospace market and their involvement in Turkish aerospace programs. We also took the opportunity to ask him about their goals and expectations for the Turkish market. Collins Aerospace Mechanical Systems Business Development Director Mr. David CHARD also accompanied us during the interview.

Issue 92

Defence Turkey: Did IDEF ‘19 meet your expectations?  Did you have an opportunity to meet with the SSB or MoND?   

Edward DRYDEN: IDEF more than met my expectations.  I’ve visited many shows in the past but I think that the breadth of products, systems and solutions that are here at IDEF certainly makes it stand out for me. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet with customers and suppliers and potential partners in Turkey. It’s a great opportunity to really meet and look for those opportunities where we can reinforce the unmatched potential and value Collins Aerospace will bring to customers to advance the aerospace and defence industry. As you know, with the bidding and engaging with HürJet and TF-X it’s not just dealing with Turkish Aerospace, it’s a joint effort between Turkish Aerospace and the SSB, so we’ve had the opportunity to talk together.