During the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to New York to join the United Nations General Assembly, Boeing and Turkish Airlines announced the commitment to order 40 787-9 Dreamliners.
“Our agreement to purchase 787 Dreamliners aircraft is a significant step forward in enhancing our passengers’ flight experience, as these aircraft are the latest and one of the most advanced models in the world,” said M. İlker Aycí, chairman and chief executive officer. executive committee of Turkish Airlines. “This order is set to play a key role in our growth plan for the coming years, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Boeing.” During the negotiations to finalize the order, we are rigorously evaluating the $ 1 billion for the Turkish supplier industry. ”
In addition to this commitment to order new aircraft, Boeing and the Turkish government have also announced the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative to support the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry in conjunction with the objectives set by the Vision of Turkey by the year 2023, and strengthening Boeing’s presence in the market.
“Boeing’s relationship with Turkey is over 70, and we have huge long-term partnerships,” said Ray Conner, Boeing’s vice president. “Working together with Turkey, we are now moving to the next level, which will accelerate the growth of the Turkish aerospace industry, while at the same time achieving Boeing’s long-term goal of expanding its presence in that market. the new order commitment we have announced together with Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national flag carrier, and we expect this successful cooperation to grow further in the coming periods. ”
The initiative outlines a strategic framework that aligns Boeing’s investments and programs with the key figures and stakeholders of the Turkish Aviation Industry in research, engineering and skills development. It also reflects Boeing’s confidence in the outlook vis-à-vis Turkey as a significant market and a major player in the global industry.