TAI and Turkish Technic Signed Cooperation Protocol to Develop Aerospace Market

Issue 80 - March 2018

A cooperation protocol was signed between TAI and Turkish Technic for the purpose of the development of the aerospace market and the activities performed in Turkey. 

With the protocol signed by TAI General Manager Assoc. Prof. Temel Kotil and Turkish Technic General Manager Mr. Ahmet Karaman, TAI and Turkish Technic will cooperate in key areas such as airplane parts manufacturing, repair, maintenance and renovation, and maintenance and modification of military aircrafts. 

Emphasizing the importance of the cooperation protocol signed, Assoc. Prof. Temel Kotil said: “This protocol aiming to work together with an institution like Turkish Technic that provides significant technical service support for the development of aviation/aerospace activities primarily for R&D activities is a notable development for the aviation/aerospace industry of our country.”

In his speech regarding the cooperation protocol, Mr.Ahmet Karaman, General Manager of Turkish Technic said: “We are able to design, manufacture, maintain and modify our own aircrafts today on our journey aiming to minimize foreign dependency in aviation/aerospace and especially in the defense industry. We are pleased to contribute to the development of the aviation/aerospace and domestic industry of our country by combining our experience and know-how in R&D, engineering, component manufacturing, maintenance, modification and modernization with TAI which is amongst the leading companies in the defense and aerospace industry.”

TAI and Turkish Technic, which will carry out R&D activities by working together for the development of aviation/aerospace activities, will also cooperate for the exchange of personnel between the two companies, especially the engineers in parallel with their needs. Turkish Technic will be used as a primary source for the related logistics support and modification of the military air platforms that TAI undertakes as the main contractor.

The Parties aim for the involvement of Turkish Technic’s R&D and other departments in all of TAI’s unique air vehicle manufacturing projects, of which the Turkish Fighter Jet project being in first place.