Havelsan Assertive in Civil Aviation

Issue 81

Havelsan will participate in the Eurasia Airshow, which will be organized at the Antalya International Airport on 25-29 April and more than 100 thousand professional visitors from more than 100 countries are expected to attend, with its indigenous products in the aviation sector, especially in the area of Civil Aviation.

The visitors will have the opportunity to experience a live demo of the Seatback Screen In-flight Entertainment System, Wireless In-flight Entertainment System and Boeing 737 Cockpit Procedure Trainer products and at the same time get detailed information about Havelsan’s other aviation products from authorized personnel at  booth no 416.  

Founded in 1982, Havelsan, a leading technology company and Turkey’s integration company worldwide, has been developing indigenous systems for military, public and private sectors within the country and abroad, offering smart solutions with today’s latest technologies.

Havelsan’s four main areas of activity are as follows:

Command Control Defense Technologies

Training and Simulation Technologies

Information and Communication Technologies 

Homeland Security and Cyber Security Solutions

Civil Air Transport in Turkey is growing every year with increasing momentum. For example, according to the report of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, while the number of airport passengers in Turkey grew by 17.5% in February, the increase remained 6.5% throughout Europe. In parallel with these developments, primarily THY and other domestic airline companies are procuring new aircraft from producers such as Boeing and Airbus, and giant projects such as Istanbul’s 3rd Airport are being actualized. THY plans to have more than 500 aircraft in its fleet in the upcoming years.

Havelsan has assumed responsibility to eliminate foreign dependency of our country in the field of civil aviation technologies and has initiated various projects in the field of Civil Aviation in order to utilize know-how and experience acquired in the field of military aviation.

The first of the projects realized within the framework of this strategy is the In-flight Entertainment and Internet System which was jointly accomplished with Turkish Technic, one of the largest Aircraft Maintenance and Repair companies of Turkey and our region. With this project, the in-flight entertainment system, which has European Aviation Safety Agency EASA certification, was domestically developed for the first time in Turkey for the commercial platforms of aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing. Thanks to this certificate, a product has been achieved that can be exported worldwide. The first customer of wireless and tablet-based systems was Turkish Airlines. The Wireless In-flight Entertainment System was installed on THY’s 44 narrow-bodied passenger aircraft and is scheduled to be available for passenger use in the coming days.

Havelsan is a world-wide brand in the development of full-mission, partial-mission and full-flight simulators. Many projects in the military area have been successfully completed and customer deliveries have been realized. Havelsan has also achieved a first in the field of civil aviation flight simulators and developed Turkey’s first domestic Full Flight Simulator for Boeing 737 NG commercial aircraft and realized its installation at the Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center. The simulator, the production of which was completed, has a Level-D certification, the highest approval of the EASA European Aviation Safety Agency for simulators. Thanks to this certificate, a civil aviation product has emerged which can be exported worldwide as it is in In-flight Entertainment Systems. In addition to the B737 NG full flight simulator, development studies are continuing also for commercial air platforms such as the B737 MAX, A320 NEO. Havelsan aims to become a worldwide player in the field of civil commercial air platform simulators as it is in the field of military simulators.

Participants who visit the Havelsan booth at the Eurasia Airshow will have the chance to see live demos of the In-flight Entertainment Systems as well as the B737 Cockpit Procedure Trainer within the scope of Full Flight Simulators.