TEI taking a Giant LEAP towards the Future, Aligning Progressive Targets with Goals of the Defense Industry

$110 million is being invested in the only facility in the world capable of manufacturing blisk parts for LEAP engines, besides GE.

Issue 71

In this in-depth Defence Turkey interview took place during Istanbul Air Show, TEI General Manager, Prof. Dr. Mr. Mahmut Faruk Akşit discusses factors that have given TEI a notably competitive edge: high quality production, on-time delivery and competitive price criteria, advanced manufacturing technologies and investments in staff and facilities.  Past, present and future projects are discussed in depth, T700 Engines for the TUHP project, Operative UAV Engines, TS1400 turboshaft engine; with a constant eye on the primary target of developing the indigenous aircraft engine for Turkey.

Defence Turkey: Dear Mr. Mahmut Faruk Akşit, first of all we would like to thank you for this interview. As TEI, how has the year 2016 been for you? Could you briefly assess this year for us?