Turkish Aerospace participated in the recent Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) held on 14-16 November 2018. Turkish Aerospace attended BIAS for the third time and this time the company introduced its T625 Multirole Helicopter, which has made its first flight in recent months.
Bahrain shows opportunities for cooperation on many different platforms, especially for the multirole helicopter.
T625 mock-up, which was showcased to the users in the Gulf countries, was displayed in different configurations with VIP cabin priority.
As promised years ago, T625 Multirole Helicopter, carrying out its first flight at 6am on September 6, 2018, is designed for superior performance and quality of use with advanced avionics, taking into account the operational requirements of the future. With its large cabin space and extensive payload capacity, T625 can be easily adapted to perform various types of different mission profiles for civilian and military operators all over the world.
Turkish Aircraft Industries Corporation (TAI) was established on June 28, 1973 under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Technology in order to reduce the foreign dependency in defense industry of Turkey.
With the decision of meeting the combat aircraft requirement of Turkish Air Force (TurAF) with F-16s, TAI Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) was established by Turkish and US partners in 1984 for a period of 25 years with the aim to realize the manufacture, systems integration and flight tests of F-16 that would be delivered to TurAF.
TAI was restructured in the year 2005, just before the 25 years of period came to an end, with the acquisition of foreign shares by Turkish shareholders. Along with this restructuring, Turkish Aircraft Industries and TAI have merged under the roof of Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and have broadened its activities. Today, known as Turkish Aerospace Industries has become Turkey's center of technology in design, development, modernization, manufacturing, integration and life cycle support of integrated aerospace systems, from fixed and rotary wing air platforms to UAVs and satellites.
Turkish Aerospace, which ranks among the top hundred global players in aerospace and defense arena, based its business on five strategic pillars as shown below;
- Aerostructures Group
- Aircraft Group
- Helicopter Group
- UAS Group
- Space Systems Group
In addition, integrated logistics service is also provided for all products designed and produced by Turkish Aerospace.