Turkey’s leading aerospace engine designer and manufacturer will build the country’s first and the world’s fourth largest composite plant under a single roof for the high technology production of structural aircraft parts.
The $181 million facility will be built by Turkish Aerospace as ‘a smart digital factory’ on a 95,000 square meter area within the company’s compound in capital Ankara’s Kahramankazan district, Daily Sabah reported.
Preparing its infrastructure for Industry 4.0, Turkish Aerospace will also develop products for global aviation giants such as Airbus and Boeing, as well as its own aircraft.
The facility will produce structural parts of aerial vehicles, like airplanes and helicopters, and meet 2% of the world’s air constructions composite needs.
Besides high-level technological production, the facility will design and develop new products, while autonomous tools will be used in all operations to ensure high accuracy and efficiency. Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) will also aid in the production process.
According to the type of composite, specialized robotic and autonomous equipment will allow precise and error-free production. Autonomous vehicles, robots and machines at the facility will be in constant communication with each other.