Turkish Airlines, Airbus and Rolls-Royce to strengthen partnership

Turkish Airlines, Airbus and Rolls-Royce to strengthen partnership

Celebrating the historic order for 150 A321neo and 80 A350 Household plane positioned in December 2023, Türkiye’s flag service Turkish Airways, Airbus and Rolls-Royce got here collectively at Turkish Airways’ headquarters in Istanbul. Current have been the Turkish Minister of Commerce Mr. Prof. Ömer Bolat, Minister of Trade and Know-how Mr. Mehmet Fatih Kacır, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Mr. Abdulkadir Uraloğlu, and Deputy Minister of Nationwide Defence Mr. Bilal Durdalı, representatives of high Turkish aerospace firms in addition to the British Consul Normal, and undersecretaries of France and Spain.

The celebration additionally marked the disclosing of the Strategic Türkiye Enhanced Programme (STEP), which was created by Airbus, Turkish Airways and aerospace firms in Türkiye to additional develop the Turkish aerospace business according to Turkish Airways’ long-term strategic development plan and create exponential financial worth over the following 15 years.

The current plane order place Turkish Airways because the world’s largest operator of Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB engine. According to the partnership with Rolls-Royce, the producer is exploring the implementation of numerous industrial initiatives in Türkiye, together with the potential institution of a aggressive Upkeep, Restore and Overhaul (MRO) functionality and additional provide chain sourcing.

Commenting on the STEP and the partnership with Rolls-Royce Turkish Airways Chairman of the Board and the Govt Committee, Prof. Ahmet Bolat acknowledged: “We’re glad in regards to the launch of the Strategic Türkiye Enhanced Programme with Airbus, which is a testomony to our deepening collaboration with the plane producer. Given the speedy developments in know-how, immediately marks the graduation of our efforts to assist domesticate Turkish aviation firms into potential suppliers, aligning carefully with Airbus’ strategic goals and their newly recognized enterprise domains.

We’re additionally delighted to additional strengthen our relationship with Rolls-Royce. By becoming a member of forces with the manufacturing giants, we underscore our dedication to each excellence and the additional improvement of Türkiye’s aerospace capabilities. With the numerous cooperation between three precious firms, Turkish Airways will proceed to leverage superior applied sciences and collaborative methods to reinforce our operational efficiencies and contribute to persevering with our sustainable development whereas reinforcing our main function on the worldwide aviation stage.”

Guillaume Faury, Airbus CEO mentioned: “We thank Turkish Airways for his or her belief and we’re honoured to each assist their development as one of many world‘s elite airways and develop our partnership with Türkiye by the brand new STEP programme we’re unveiling immediately. The programme will present the framework for Airbus to additional broaden its collaboration with Türkiye and assist Turkish Airways’ development ambitions, with a specific give attention to provide chain improvement, expertise and sustainability.”

Tufan Erginbilgiç, Rolls-Royce CEO mentioned: “Türkiye is a strategically vital marketplace for Rolls-Royce throughout our enterprise. We’re more than happy with the boldness that Turkish Airways has positioned in our Trent XWB engines. We now stay up for working with Turkish Airways and our companions to make use of our in depth aerospace engineering expertise to profit the Turkish economic system, develop the nation’s expertise base and broaden its function within the power transition. I’m personally very energised by the strengthening relationship between our nice firm, Turkish Airways and the Republic of Türkiye.”

Türkiye has been an integral a part of Airbus’ provide chain for over 20 years, and immediately each Airbus industrial plane from the A220 to the A350 consists of Turkish provided components. Instantly and not directly over 3,500 Turkish aeronautical jobs are supported by Airbus. On the finish of 2023, the gathered whole quantity invested by Airbus in Türkiye has exceeded US$4 billion. As well as, the 20-year collaboration has established a wealth of experience, technological developments and a extremely expert workforce in Türkiye’s aerospace sector.

These initiatives intention to additional develop the Turkish aerospace business in accordance with Turkish Airways development ambition in addition to Türkiye’s intention to develop a strong aerospace business. Supported with the acquisition of A321neo and A350 plane which aligns with Turkish Airways’ ongoing dedication to broaden its attain and improve service capabilities throughout its in depth flight community, the partnership additionally underscores all three companions’ give attention to sustainability and technological development. This forward-thinking strategy is designed to foster innovation, create high-skilled jobs, and elevate Türkiye as a key participant within the aerospace sector.


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