The First C-130E Modernized within Erciyes Program was Delivered to Turkish Air Force

Issue 55 - September 2014

Following the completion of acceptance tests, the first C-130E and 1 ground mission planning station, the modernization of which were realized by TAI – main contractor - within the scope of C-130E/B Avionic Modernization – Erciyes Program, were delivered to Turkish Air Force Command. Turkish Air Force Commander General Akın Öztürk, Undersecretary for Defence Industries Prof. İsmail Demir and many military and defence officials attended the ceremony held at TAI premises. 

Pointing out the significance of Erciyes Program at his speech made at the delivery ceremony held at TAI premises, Air Forces Commander General Akın Öztürk said, “Our old and faithful C-130 aircrafts, which are the backbone of our transportation strength, were modernized with national capabilities and rejoined our Air Forces in order to serve our nation.” General Öztürk also stated that the aircrafts planned to take place in the inventory until 2040 are aimed to become more efficient, economic and safe with the modernization of 19 C-130 aircrafts.