Turkish Aerospace and Boeing partner to produce thermoplastic composites

AMNov20News - Turkish Aerospace and Boeing
AMNov20News - Turkish Aerospace and Boeing

Turkish Aerospace has announced a partnership with Boeing as part of its continued effort to develop high-tech products locally.

The partnership aims to develop thermoplastic manufacturing capability in Turkey. As part of this collaboration, Boeing will provide technical support for Turkish Aerospace to establish a facility for the production of thermoplastic materials for the aerospace industry.

These light weight, energy efficient thermoplastic parts, will be produced in a fully automated production facility.

Turkish Aerospace CEO Temel Kotil said: “We are very excited to sign a new cooperation with our strategic partner Boeing. We look forward to continue to increase the direction of new production technologies and aviation sector with such important collaborations. As the company that guides and leads the most important projects of Turkey, we will make high quality production and make thermoplastic investments, and we will reduce the cost significantly.”

Aysem Sargin, managing director Boeing Turkey, commented: “This agreement adds a new dimension to the longstanding partnership between Turkish Aerospace and Boeing. It also expands the existing technology collaboration between Boeing and Turkey under the National Aerospace Initiative (NAI), which is Boeing’s investment plan for Turkey announced in 2017. This is a reflection of our continued commitment to the country and to our partners.”

Turkish Aerospace and Boeing’s research is focused on designing high quality thermoplastic parts in a high-capacity rapid production system for aerospace use. Initial results show that High Efficiency Affordable Rapid Thermoplastic (HEART), can reduce the production cycle and process costs by 30% compared to conventional composites.

This partnership will include the training of technical personnel to develop local expertise in this field and enable Turkey to produce thermoplastics that meets the highest global standards.


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