Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), is a center of technology in design, development, manufacturing and after-sales support in Turkey.
TURKEY: ONCE THE CENTER OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, TURKEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1923 AS A SECULAR STATE WHOSE POPULATION IS OVERWHELMINGLY MUSLIM THOUGH NOT ARAB. A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF NATO AND A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU), TURKEY HAS LOOKED TO THE WEST AS A MODEL. EXCEPT FOR BITTER WATER DISPUTES WITH SYRIA AND IRAQ, TURKEY HAS USUALLY MANAGED TO SIDESTEP REGIONAL POLITICS. WITH A DEVELOPED ECONOMY BUT LITTLE OIL, IT RELIES ON A VAST NETWORK OF MEGA DAMS FOR HYDROELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.
Turkey (the Republic of Turkey) was established in 1923, which includes Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus - figures follow), it covers an area of 779,452 sq km, its population is 66 million, its capital city is Ankara, and its official language is Turkish.
October 2016: News Item A-1: "Turkish Airlines (CEO) Temel Kotil Resigned to Head Turkish Aerospace Industries" by Kurt Hofmann firstname.lastname@example.org, October 21, 2016.
Turkish Airlines (THY)’s long-term (CEO) Temel Kotil has resigned to become head of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), a center of technology in design, development, manufacturing and after-sales support in Turkey. (THY) issued a statement October 21 saying it has appointed Bilal Eksi as General Manager.
February 2017: Ankara-based Turkish Aerospace Industries (TPZ) is on a drive to increase revenues substantially and grow its international presence under new President & (CEO) Temel Kotil who leads the company after leaving his position as (CEO) of Turkish Airlines (THY).
Temel has ambitious growth plans for (TPZ), a subcontractor to Airbus (EDS) and Boeing (TBC). He said “If we can become a $10 billion company, our size would be similar to Embraer (EMB). The aim is to become one of the 10 big players in the world."
January 2018: News Item A-2: Turkish Airlines (THY) has signed a memo of understanding (MOU) with Airbus (EDS) to acquire 20 A350-900s, plus 5 options. The agreement was signed at the Élysée Palace, Paris, during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s official visit to France with French President Emmanuel Macron.
(THY) Board Chairman İlker Aycı said the order will “play a key role in our growing business in the years to come. The increased business volume for the local Turkish supplier industry by Airbus (EDS) will be a great gain for the sector.”
Turkey, which has been a partner in all Airbus aircraft programs, has been an integral part of the Airbus supply chain for nearly 20 years. For example, Ankara-based Turkish Aerospace Industries has a 2% share in producing the A350, (CEO) Temel Kotil said.