Boeing awards Turkish Aerospace 737 fan cowls contract

Turkish Aerospace has won a Boeing for manufacturing and supplying fan cowls for the 737 programme.

The company will be responsible for 50% of the monthly 737 fan cowl requirements starting in 2025.

The agreement expands the portfolio of Boeing products manufactured by Turkish Aerospace. The two companies’ close industrial collaboration supports the 737 programme’s performance and affordability while furthering the longstanding relationship between Boeing and Turkey’s aerospace sector.

Fan cowl doors provide an aerodynamic surface over the fan case of the engine between the inlet and the thrust reverser and protect engine mounted components and accessories. There are two fan cowl doors (left and right) around each engine that can be opened to provide access for service and maintenance of the engine components and accessories on the fan case of the engine.  

Temel Kotil, president and CEO of Turkish Aerospace, commented: “While we continue to produce national projects in the field of aviation industry in our country, we also carry out high-quality critical productions for the world's leading aerial platform manufacturers. We are delighted for the fan cowl production for Boeing as part of the agreement. We bring a new ability to our company. I congratulate all my colleagues and Boeing authorities who contributed to this cooperation.”

Aysem Sargın, managing director, Boeing Turkey, added: “Turkey is one of Boeing’s strategic growth countries, and we see tremendous potential for the country to contribute to the global aerospace industry as an industrial and technology partner. With the launch of Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Industry by Boeing and Turkey several years ago, Boeing has expanded its investments, footprint and supply chain in Turkey.

“The award of the 737 Fan Cowl work package to TUSAÅž is a reflection of our continued commitment to Turkey and the world-class capability of our industrial partners in Turkey.”

Fan cowls will be manufactured at the state-of-the-art Turkish Aerospace premises in Ankara, where the company is already contracted from Boeing to manufacture the Boeing 787 Dreamliner elevator, cargo barrier, horizontal leading edge, and 737 elevator, along with the deliveries of thousands of parts.

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