ILA: Turkey is partner country for the Berlin Air Show
The Republic of Turkey is the official partner country for the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA 2014.
The NATO partner Turkey will make its strongest appearance to date at this year's ILA Berlin Air Show. The Turkish aerospace industry will present itself as a modern, fast-growing and dynamic industry that offers business partners, customers and investors from around the world excellent opportunities for cooperation.
Turkey has consistently taken part in the biennial ILA Berlin Air Show since 2008. The numbers of Turkish exhibitors increased continuously. Industry experts from this year's partner country always made up a significant proportion of the foreign trade fair guests during this period.
Mr. Murad Bayar, Undersecretary for Defence Industries shows the importance of Turkey: "For the Republic of Turkey, it is an honor and at the same time a pleasure to be the partner country at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2014. This oldest aerospace exhibition in the world with its longstanding tradition not only offers the Turkish industry the opportunity to present their impressive range of services and products, but also provides an excellent opportunity to make business contacts at the same time. Germany has been the most important trading partner of Turkey for many years."
The liberalization of the Turkish aviation sector in 2002 marked the beginning of a strong growth period for the Turkish civil aviation market. With an annual growth rate of up to 30%, it significantly exceeded the average worldwide growth rate in air traffic of approximately 5%. The planned construction of the world's biggest airport in Istanbul is proof of this dynamic development.
Turkish Aerospace Industries(TAI), Roketsan, Havelsan, TUBITAK – Space Technologies Research Institute, Turkish Airlines (THY), FIGES Engineering and Defence and Aviation Cluster (OSSA), Aerospace Clustering Association will present the impressive industrial capabilities and outstanding research and development work in this industry on an exhibition area of 736 square meters.
TAI’s products and solutions will be presented during ILA Berlin Airshow with a specific emphasize on Anka Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV System and Hürkus Trainer Aircraft.