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Turkish Aerospace, a research and development leader in Turkey, has announced a partnership with Boeing as part of its continued effort to develop high-tech products in the country, specifically a thermoplastic manufacturing capability. 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.

“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.” said Aysem Sargin, Managing Director of Boeing Turkey.

“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 per cent 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 meet the highest global standards,” she added.

Korhan Özkilinc