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Name: TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES
7JetSet7 Code: TPZ
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: ANKARA
Country: TURKEY
Employees 57
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Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), is a center of technology in design, development, manufacturing and after-sales support in Turkey.

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Ankara, 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 hofmann.aviation@netway.at, 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."

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TEMEL KOTIL, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
Temel was previously the (CEO) of Turkish Airlines, until he left in 2016.

Temel Kotil began his career an Aeronautical Engineer. In 2003, he became VP of Turkish Airlines (THY). By April 2005 he was promoted to (CEO).

“When I first started as (CEO) in 2005, (THY) was carrying 12 million passengers and had 73 aircraft. When Temel left (THY) it had reached 61 million passengers and had 299 aircraft. Istanbul had become one of the biggest airport hubs in the world.”

Under Temel's leadership, (THY) became a Star (SAL) Alliance member under Lufthansa (DLH)’s sponsorship.

Turkish Airlines (THY) has a 2023 goal to increase its fleet to >500 aircraft, raise the number of passengers to 120 million and focus on a $24 billion turnover target.

 
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