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Turkish Airlines’ first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is in the air

Get ready for the first 787-9 Dreamliner flight!  Turkish Airlines has announced that up to 30 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will join the airlines’ young and fast-growing fleet over the next four years, and each will feature the carrier’s bespoke, all-new Business Class Cabins. The Turkish national flag carrier had placed 25 firm + 5 optional orders in last year fo...

Turkish Airlines added Strasbourg to the list of its destinations in France

National flag carrier added Strasbourg again to its flight network that covers 124 countries of the world. Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline in the world, has launched direct flights again to Strasbourg, starting from May 31st, 2019, as four weekly flights between Istanbul Airport and Strasbourg Entzheim Airport. Strasbourg is the seventh destination of Turkis...

AL42 Upgrade for AYJET in Turkey

Long-term Alsim customer AYJET Anatolian Stars Flight School recently decided to task ALSIM with an upgrade of their existing Alsim simulator to the newest EASA standards. The ATO based in Istanbul, Turkey, operates a fleet of single and multi-engine aircraft by Austrian manufacturer Diamond Aircraft, as well as three simulators, one of them being an Alsim AL200-DA42 bought 10 years ago. To make t...

Debut of ANKA-AKSUNGUR and Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter

Turkish Aerospace will exhibit ANKA-AKSUNGUR and Multirole Heavy Combat Helicopter for the first time at International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF) 2019 between April 30 and May 3.​ Turkish Aerospace, which extended its product range and made a great impression in the international market, especially in Asian countries, will take a part in IDEF’19 with ANKA-AKSUNGUR, Multirole Heavy C...

The Great Move of Turkish Airlines is largely concluded

Turkish Airline’s transition to its new home, Istanbul Airport, is set to be concluded on April 6 Saturday at 20:00, flag carrier airline is starting a new era at its new home, Istanbul Airport, which will be the new center of the global aviation sector. On the “Great Move” process which included saying farewell to Atatürk Airport, home to Turkish Airlines throughout...

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to get airport technology upgrade from SITA

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, has contracted global IT provider SITA to deliver a technology revamp that will allow the airport to better manage every aspect of its vast operation. SITA will upgrade its existing Airport Management Solution (AMS) –  a suite of integrated software applications desig...

Turkish Airlines embarks on a new journey from Istanbul New Airport

Turkish Airlines welcomes a new era of Turkish Aviation with the opening of Istanbul New Airport. The world’s largest international hub will be home to Turkey’s national flag carrier and establishes Istanbul’s place as the centre of the globe for aviation and travel. The smart airport, thanks to its strategic location at the crossroads of east and west, has great potential f...

Istanbul's new airport opens, Turkish Airlines moving by end of year

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world’s largest airports on Monday, declaring completion of the first phase of construction a symbol of Turkey’s strength and resilience. The new airport, located some 20 miles outside Istanbul on the coast of the Black Sea, will cover 76.5 million square meters upon completion – a footprint larger than Manhattan. Its fi...

ORAT trial completed at Istanbul New Airport

The last of The Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) trials before the launch on October 29, 2018, has been completed at Istanbul New Airport, which is set to become the world’s largest airport under one roof. Three Turkish Airlines planes were used in the test conducted with 3,000 people. The ORAT process, one of the most significant elements prior to an airport commences...

Turkish Aerospace and Airbus sign cooperation and research agreement develop Novel Aircraft Structures

Turkish Aerospace Industries and Airbus have signed a collaborative agreement on research and development in secondary structures, such as movable parts,for Airbus aircraft programs. The agreement was signed by Turkish Aerospace President/CEO Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil and Airbus Head of Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Strategy and International Dr. Marco Miklis in a ceremony at the Istanbu...

Istanbul Airshow is getting ready for welcoming Aviation World Giants

12th ISTANBUL AIRSHOW, which has been organized biannually since 1996, is going to open its doors on the 27th of September and will be open until the public day, 30th of September. The show evolved to today's situation, in parallel to the significant performance of the Turkish civil aviation industry in the last 15 years and with the full support of the international aviation community for...

AMAC Aerospace inaugurates wide-body hangar in Milas-Bodrum

Swiss-based aircraft maintenance and modification giant, AMAC Aerospace has opened its second Turkey-based hangar in the southwestern province of Muğla. The 6,600-square meter hangar at the Milas-Bodrum Airport has the simultaneous maintenance capacity for 20 private jets. It will also be able to accommodate one wide-body aircraft, for example, a Boeing B777-200 or Airbus A330/A340; or...