Turkish Aerospace celebrated its 47th anniversary with great excitement. Having served its country for nearly half a century and earned itself a reputation as one of the best players in the avtiation industry with the indigenous products it has launched in recent years, the company is a great family whose history encompasses many achievements, stories, excitement, joy and pride.
Turkish Aircraft Industry Corporation was founded
A Letter of Acceptance for 160 F-16s was signed between the Republic of Turkey and the United States of America.
Turkish Aerospace Industries was founded
The first F-16 was delivered
The first CN-235 aircraft was delivered to the Turkish Air Forces.
Production operations started for Cougar helicopter.
The first CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft was delivered to the Turkish Coast Guard Command.
19 Cougar helicopters, with a finished modification program, were delivered to the Turkish Land Forces Command.
The Indigenous UAV System Pelican performed its first flight.
The purchase of Lockheed Martin and General Electric shares.
Turkish Aerospace Industries and Turkish Aircraft Industry Corporation were brought under one roof.
The contract for the Meltem III Project was signed.
The contract was signed for the Turkish Introductory and Basic Training Aircraft Development Program.
The first training aircraft was named “HÜRKUŞ”.
A singing ceremony was held for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Project.
Design operations started for the first satellite.
An opening ceremony was held for the Aircraft Satellite Assembly and Integration Facility.
The contract was signed for the T129 ATAK Program.
The first Helicopter of the Special Forces Helicopter Modernization Program “YARASA” was delivered to the Special Forces Command.
A rollout ceremony was held for ANKA.
A rollout ceremony was held for T-38 and its engine was started for the first time.
The Peace Eagle Program’s first flight was performed.
ANKA performed its first flight.
T129 ATAK Helicopter performed its first flight.
The contract was signed for the Jet Training and Fighter Aircraft Conceptual Design Project.
A rollout ceremony was held for HÜRKUŞ.
GÖKTÜRK-2 Satellite was launched into space from China.
The contract was signed for the T625 GÖKBEY Indigenous Helicopter Program.
HÜRKUŞ performed its first flight.
T129A Early Delivery Helicopter was delivered to the Turkish Land Forces Command.
The contract was signed for T70 General Utility Helicopter Program.
The President of the Republic of Turkey opened the Space Systems Integration and Test Center.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the T625 GÖKBEY Indigenous Helicopter Program Facilities.
The contract was signed for the Turkish Fighter Phase 1 Stage 1 with the Presidency of Defence Industries.
GÖKTÜRK-1 was launched from the Kourou Launch Base in French Guiana. The Launch was watched live at the GÖKTÜRK-1 Satellite Launch Ceremony held at Turkish Aerospace Facilities and Attended by the President of the Republic of Turkey.
The first shooting demonstration was held for HÜRKUŞ-C demo operations.
Waist delivery for the first Turkish JSF/F-35 Aircraft.
The first delivery of ANKA-S.
A ceremony was held for the delivery of T129 ATAK Helicopter to the Gendarmerie General Command.
The supply contract was signed with Pakistan for 30 T129 ATAK Helicopters.
T625 GÖKBEY helicopter performed its first flight.
The start of the Turkish Fighter project calendar.
ANKA performed its first test flight with a PD-170 Turkish engine.
The Project Development Contract was signed for the HEAVY ATTACK HELICOPTER.
AKSUNGUR performed its first flight.
Turkish Aerospace delivered the 57th T129 ATAK helicopter to the Land Forces Command.
AKSUNGUR remained in the air for 49 hours and carried the Turkish flag into the skies at 20,000 feet.