Thursday, March 21, 2013

First Turkish trainer airplane to be tested in June

First Turkish training aircraft HÜRKUŞ will be tested in June this year, "Anatolia" agency reported on Thursday, referring to the Turkish Scientific and Research Centre for Aerospace Technologies (TUSAŞ).

According to the agency, the aircraft was developed with participation of domestic engineers.

TUSAŞ was established in May 1985 with foreign capital. In 2005, it bought the shares owned by Lockheed Martin of Turkey (42 percent) and General Electric International (7 percent).

TUSAŞ produces parts for the F-16 fighter, A380 passenger and military A400M airbus. Since last year, it also has been producing diffusers for A350 airbuses.

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