Turkish Aerospace Industries participated in the Africa Aerospace and Defense fair, which taken place in South Africa on September 21-25, 2022. Turkish Aerospace will add a new international promotional activity, and participate in the African Aerospace and Defense Fair, which will be held at Waterkloof Air Base in the Pretoria region of South Africa. The leading company of Turkey’s aviation ecosystem, Turkish Aerospace, will introduce its aerial platforms and space projects to the delegations that will visit its booth of which take place National Combat Aircraft (Turkish Fighter), AKSUNGUR, ATAK, HÜRJET, Hurkus-C, ANKA, Small GEO and GÖKTÜRK.
Making statements about the African Aerospace and Defense Fair, Turkish Aerospace President and CEO Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil said, “Under the umbrella of Presidency of The Republic of Turkiye Defense Industry Agency, at the fair where Turkey will be represented within the framework of national participation, we will bring together the advanced technologies of our country in the field of defense and aviation industry with delegations from the African region and from different countries of the world. We are glad to meet the delegations within the scope of the fair to describe our aerial and space platforms as well as next generation business models”.
Turkish Aerospace Industries has confirmed the delivery of two Hurkus-C light trainer and combat aircraft to Niger and three to Chad. TAI’s deputy GM Atilla Do?an told reporters at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2022 at the end of September that the company would complete delivery to Niger by the end of the year, and in Q1 of 2023 for Chad. The TAI Hurkus (Free Bird) is a tandem two-seat, low-wing, single-engine, turboprop aircraft being developed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as a new basic trainer and ground attack aircraft for the Turkish Armed Forces. The aircraft is named after Vecihi Hurkus, a World War I and Turkish Independence War veteran pilot, a Turkish aviation pioneer and the first Turkish airplane manufacturer.
Turkish Aerospace is the centre of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after-sales support in Türkiye. Located in Ankara, Turkish Aerospace production plant covers an area of 4 million square meters with an industrial facility of 640,000 square meters under its roof with almost 12.000 workers. The company has a modern aircraft facility furnished with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities ranging from parts manufacturing to aircraft assembly, flight tests and delivery.