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Turkish Airlines, Havelsan in deal for new simulators

DUBAI, November 28, 2018

Turkish Airlines and Havelsan have signed a new agreement under which Havelsan will produce full-flight simulators with international D-level certification for the airline’s Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320CEO/NEO type aircrafts.

The agreement was signed by Turkish Airlines chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M İlker Aycı and Havelsan board chairman Prof Dr Hacı Ali Mantar.

Already having 14 simulators in its fleet, Turkish Airlines will receive international D-level certified five 'Full Flight Simulators' and two Boeing 737MAX and three Airbus A320CEO/NEO, and six ‘Flight Training Devices’ from Havelsan to be set into operation in 2020 and 2021, according to the agreement.

Thus, while the number of Full Flight Simulators in Turkish Airlines Flight Training Center will reach 28 with the other simulators to be received in 2021, the first domestic production of Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320CEO/NEO type simulators will also be included in this number.

Within the scope of this initiative, EASA D-level certified full flight simulators which enable Turkish Airlines pilots to get their adaptation, evaluation, and renewal trainings at low costs and in a realistic manner, will be delivered to Turkish Airlines’ ever-expanding fleet.

İlker Aycı said; “As the two major players of Turkish Civil Aviation, Turkish Airlines and Havelsan, we are very excited to have launched such a meaningful cooperation today. With the awareness of being the national flag carrier of our country, as Turkish Airlines, we are proud to have further developed our support for the domestic and national production, by turning towards the domestic resources.

“These new simulators to be delivered in forthcoming years, will enable Turkish Airlines pilots to continue their training at the best standard, and also be experienced by the pilots of foreign airlines who prefer our flight training center for their refresher trainings. These simulators, which will have been seen also in the global market in this way, will also play a remarkable role in further increasing the global recognition of Turkish Airlines flight experience, which has already been a highly prestigious aviation brand today.”

Prof. Dr. Hacı Ali Mantar said: “Now our country has made a distinguished name for itself around the world with the investments it has made in the areas where it has gained technological superiority. We believe that our cooperation with our flag carrier airline, Turkish Airlines, will grow rapidly in the environment of trust and solidarity.

“Thanks to these new flight simulators and training systems to be designed and produced by Havelsan, we will be able to satisfy the needs in this regard by turning towards domestic resources instead of foreign resources. At the same time, we will have the opportunity to export both system and training to the world airline simulator market with this project.” – TradeArabia News Service




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