Eskişehir Aviation Cluster

Tarih: Issue 91 - May 2019

The “Eskişehir Aviation Cluster Association” (ESAC) was established in March 2011 as a result of the studies initiated by the pioneering efforst of the Eskişehir Chamber of Industry (ESO) to shape the future of the aviation sector, which is among the vital industrial points of Eskişehir, and to direct the studies in this field.

The founding members of the association include the leading industrial companies of Eskişehir such as; Eskişehir Chamber of Industry, Anadolu University, TUSAŞ Engine Industries, Alp Aviation, Savronik Electronics, Coşkunöz Defecse and Aerospace, AYCAN Aviation, EJS Eskisehir Wheel & Machinery, and Nümerik Makina. A total of 25 aviation companies are part of the association which has 31 members.   

The main objective within the scope of cluster structuring, where the number of our members is increasing every day, is to carry the Eskişehir aviation industry to the level where it can compete in the international arena by developing it in terms of quality, systems, technological infrastructure with the focus on gaining more business share from the aviation sector. We are planning to create synergy with awareness created in this direction by taking mutual actions with similar aviation clusters in Turkey, promote the country’s industry, Eskişehir, and the Eskişehir Aviation Cluster and to increase business development potential by cooperating with other clusters in the world. 

ESAC member companies provide services in structural parts, machining, lathe, milling, critical engine parts, avionics systems, design, consulting, cutting tools and logistics. There are many ESAC companies and they operate in particular fields such as;

10 companies on structural parts

11 companies on lathing

9 companies on milling

4 companies on avionic systems

2 companies on cutting tools

4 companies on design.

The ESAC also participates in various national and international support projects. One of these projects is the Ministry of Trade’s “Development of the International Competition” project. The project prepared by the ESAC has been accepted by the ministry and a total of nearly 1 million TL in resources has been allocated to the project for the last 3 years. At the same time, as the ESAC is in the database of KOSGEB and BEBKA (Bursa Eskişehir Bilecik Development Agency) in March 2015, with the support of BEBKA, opened the CMM Precise Measurement Center for the common use of our aviation companies.