Turkish Aerospace Industries

Turkey's indigenous trainer aircraft makes maiden flight abroad at Paris Air Show

The Hürkuş, an indigenous basic trainer aircraft built by Tusaş Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), made its first public flight abroad at the Paris Air Show on June 19, the TAI has said in a statement. 

A number of top local and foreign officials, including Defense Minister Fikri Işık, watched the six-minute international appearance of Hürkuş. 

Turkey's TAI says signs $292 million deal with Spirit Aero

The Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has announced the signing of a $292 million production deal with aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc.

TAI said in the May 26 statement that the deal was an extension until 2023 of its existing agreement to produce Boeing 737 MAX and LTA parts for Spirit Aero.

Turkey's Kale Group, Rolls-Royce to set up joint venture to develop aircraft engines

Turkey's Kale Group will set up a joint venture company with U.K.-based engineering firm Rolls-Royce to develop civilian and fighter aircraft engines including for Turkey's planned TF-X fighter jet, the companies announced May 8 at a press meeting. 

Kale will hold a 51 percent stake in the joint venture, while Rolls-Royce will have the rest, they noted. 

Boeing, Turkey's TAI strengthen partnership with contract extension for 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and Turkish Aerospace Industries have announced a contract extension to produce the Elevator for the 787 Dreamliner. 

The agreement between Boeing and TAI extends TAI production of a crucial flight control component of 787, according to a statement issued on March 30. 

Sikorsky transfers S-70i helicopter to Aselsan for Turkish utility helicopter program development

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has said it transferred to defense electronics firm Aselsan an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter for use as the prototype aircraft for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP), in a statement on March 2.