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Dozens of Boeing and Airbus deliveries put back by Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines said it plans to postpone dozens of Airbus and Boeing narrow-body jets as it contends with a turbulent travel market following terror attacks in Istanbul and Europe. The carrier is delaying deliveries of 39 of the upgraded single-aisle planes originally scheduled for 2018 to 2020, the company said in a filing at the weekend to Borsa Istanbul. Turkish is raising its 2022 deliver...

Istanbul New Airport Placed on short list for architectural award

In the category “Future Projects – Infrastructure,” Istanbul New Airport has made it through to the finals of this year's World Architectural Festival (WAF) in Berlin. Over 300 projects from more than 60 countries will be represented at the meeting of the global architectural community. Some of the best-designed buildings, both in development and completed, compete in 32 c...

Qatar Airways bird strike at Istanbul causes engine fire

A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a “bird strike” for the blaze. Video footage showed flames spitting out of the left engine of the Airbus 330 as it prepared to land at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. It made it safely to the ground....

Air Partner Prepared for Turkish Relief

 Istanbul office, charter broking team and Ops24 on standby Group in contact with Turkish based clients about evacuation plans Keeping a close eye on the situation and the evolving aviation and transport issues in that area Air Partner the global aviation services group, today reports that its charter broking, 24/7 Operations Department (“Ops24”) and Istanbul office ar...

Airbus is sunk off Turkey to become artificial reef

Turkish authorities have sunk an A300 Airbus jet off the Aegean coast with the aim of attracting more diving tourists to the region. The plane was put to the bottom of the sea off the resort of Kuşadası, in Aydin province, 50 miles south of Izmir. The sinking of the plane, which is 54 metres (177ft) long and has a wingspan of 44 metres, is aimed at promoting artificial reef diving, which...

LHTEC aims for Turkish assembly of CTS800 engine

Helicopter engines joint venture LHTEC is negotiating with Turkish industry as it attempts to localise production of its CTS800 engine to support the nation’s developmental light utility helicopter programme. LHTEC – a partnership between Honeywell and Rolls-Royce – was selected by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) as the propulsion supplier for its twin-engined Tur...

Delta Decision to Suspend Istanbul Service Has Repercussions for Turkish Air

Shares of Turkey’s national airline sank the most in five months as Morgan Stanley recommended selling the stock and a U.S. carrier said it planned to suspend service to Istanbul. Turk Hava Yollari AO plunged 6.8 percent to 6.99 liras, with 145 million shares changing hands, the most since July 2009. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to underweight from overweight and cut the share...

Turkish government puts out information request for coast guard aircraft

The Turkish government’s procurement agency has released a request for information (RFI) for options on purchasing a coast guard aircraft. The Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) said that planned missions of the aircraft will be controlling naval sovereign zones in the Mediterranean. Tasks will include performing reconnaissance flights to help control illegal immigration on the...

Boeing expects aircraft orders from Turkey this year

Boeing expects orders for its commercial aircraft from Turkey this year, a senior company executive said on Monday. The aircraft manufacturer expects a growth in orders from the Middle East to top 6 per cent – beating the global average – despite the dip in oil prices. “In the Middle East, yes, we are seeing some issues related to the oil prices right now, but we are still...

Turkish-Built Hurkus Passes EASA Test Flight

The Hurkus, an indigenous basic trainer built by Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), passed a critical flight test that may pave the way for its certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). TAI announced that two Hurkus prototypes, HUR01 and HUR02 were tested by EASA’s flighttest pilot and flight test engineer on March 22-25. The company said the tests w...

Turkish Cargo transports the Batmobile

Turkish Cargo has served as a ‘Super Hero’ for the first time transporting the Batmobile around the globe as part of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. The carrier added Metropolis and Gotham City to its flight line, moving the Batmobile from the US to London on an intercontinental cargo flight. Turkish Cargo became the official air transport carrie...

Bell Helicopter’s Service Network to Grow in Turkey

Bell Helicopter announced that Genel Havacılık A.Ş. is nearing completion of its application to become appointed as a Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) in Turkey. “Bringing on Genel Havacılık as an authorized CSF reinforces our commitment to enhancing the regional support customers need to continue their operations,” said Jakub Hoda, Bell Helicopte...