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Turkish Airlines announces maiden flight to Dubai from Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, and Europe’s best airline for the fifth year in a row*, announced its maiden flight from its second airport in Istanbul, the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, to Dubai commencing 25 December 2015. Turkish Airlines currently flies 14 weekly flights to Dubai from its hub at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The inclusion of seven additional...

Istanbul airport explosion kills cleaner

Officials investigating whether bomb caused blast at Sabiha Gökçen airport, where air traffic continues to operate as normal. An overnight explosion at an airport in Istanbul killed one person and damaged three planes hundreds of metres apart, Turkish media said, triggering a security alert as authorities sought to determine if a bomb was responsible. The blast at Sabiha Gokcen,...

Turkish Airlines Signs Agreement for Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan™ Engines to Power 92 Firm A321neo Aircraft

Turkish Airlines has signed a Definitive Agreement for Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 92 firm A321neo aircraft, the largest engine order in Turkish Airlines’ history. The order was originally announced during the 2015 Paris Air Show as a Memorandum of Understanding with 72 firm and 20 option aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018....

Turkish Airlines suspends Mogadishu flights following attack

Turkish Airlines has suspended its daily flights to the Somali capital Mogadishu following a failed al-Shabaab attack on the airport on the evening of Sunday, December 13. Local media report the terrorists attempted a water-borne assault on the airfield but were repelled by African Union forces stationed on the beach front. Aden Adde International Airport's sole runway 05/23 only op...

Turkey to work with BAE Systems on TF-X fighter project

Turkey’s Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) has chosen BAE Systems to assist with the design of the nation’s next-generation fighter. Ankara launched its TFX project in 2011, with a trio of concepts designed by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in conjunction with Gripen manufacturer Saab. These comprise single- and twin-engined models, which served as the basis for studi...

Turkish Light Utility Helicopter to purchase CTS800 turboshaft engines for light helicopters

Turkish Aerospace Industries and the Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company, a 50-50 partnership between Honeywell International Inc. and Rolls-Royce, have signed an agreement to supply CTS800 turboshaft engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter, a program of the Undersecretary for Defense Industry since September 2013. The agreement, which confirms a memorandum of understanding signed...

Turkish Airlines inaugurates its first flight to Zaporizhzhia

Turkish Airlines inaugurates its first flight to Zaporizhzhia (Ukraine). Zaporizhzhia is the 6th destination to be served in Ukraine as from December 28th. With existing services to Kiev, Odessa, Dneprepetrovsk, Lvov and Kherson, Turkish Airlines now adds Zaporizhzhia, one of the largest cities in Ukraine to its expanding network. Beginning from 28th December, Zaporizhzhia flights will be oper...

THY B738 at Istanbul on Dec. 3, Dog Strike

A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-JHL performing flight TK-1450 from Porto (Portugal) to Istanbul (Turkey) with 68 passengers, landed on Istanbul Ataturk Airport's runway 05 when a dog crossed the runway and was hit by the aircraft. The aircraft rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. The aircraft did not sustain damage but needed a good wash....

Turkish Airlines Extends Sharm El-Sheikh Flight Ban Until January 1

Turkish Airlines has extended the suspension of its flights to and from Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh until January 1, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. “Because of security issues over the airfield of Sharm El Sheikh our flights has been mutually canceled till 1st January 2016,” the statement reads. The company suspende...

TRJet Positioned to Become the Next OEM at the Epicenter of Aviation Industry Growth

Global passenger air traffic is projected to double over the next 15 years with an unprecedented 6.6 billion travelers anticipated by 2030, according to a report from the latest bi-annual meeting of the Global Aerospace Summit (2014). Positioned to meet this increase in passenger air travel is TRJet, a new entrant into the global aviation market, and the industry’s next Original Equipment Ma...

Turkish Airlines Flight Declares Emergency After "Suspicious Mobile Phone" Found on Board

A Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Germany today after an "unclaimed mobile phone" was found on board. Flight TK1617 from Istanbul to Frankfurt was diverted to the German airport of Nuremberg after declaring an "emergency" on board. Media outlets in Turkey reported that the pilots hit the panic alarm after a derelict mobile phone was...

Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Google Street View

Istanbul Atatürk Airport is now accessible in the virtual world by Google Street View under the guidance of TAV Information Technologies. With the Google Street View application, which displays a panoramic 360 degree map drawn using thousands of photographs taken at the terminals, Istanbul Atatürk Airport became the first airport from Turkey to be added to the platform, which includes...