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TUSAŞ Builds Turkey’s 1st Bird Strike Testing Facility for Aircraft

Issue 113 - April 2022

Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) continues to carry out projects that contribute to the country's aviation sector, with the latest being a bird strike testing facility that will benefit domestic aviation projects. The company said in a statement Friday that the facility will now enable one of the tests required for the development and certification processes of aircraft to be conducted within the country. The test data of the domestic aircraft will be kept in the country with the new testing facility.

Aircraft to be tested at the facility include Hürjet, the advanced jet trainer and light attack aircraft, and the National Combat Aircraft (TF-X/MMU), which is dubbed one of the most important projects in the Turkish aviation sector and will be unveiled for the first time on March 18, 2023.