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  • TURKISH UTILITY HELICOPTER PROGRAM (TUHP)

    Turkish Utility Helicopter Program has been initiated as per 05.12.2007 dated Defence Industries Executive Committee’s decision, in order to meet a total of 109 units of helicopter needs of 6 Turkish end users which consists of the Turkish Land Forces, Air Forces Command , Gendarmerie General Command, Directorate General of National Police, Directorate General of Forestry (DGF) and the Special Forces Command. For these 109 helicopters, 218 install and a minimum of 18 spare engines will be needed, which amount to 236 units of the T700-TEI-701D turboshaft engine, which will be in identical configuration with General Electric Aviation’s T700-GE-701D turboshaft engine model.

    TUHP agreement has been signed between TAI and TEI as of 21.02.2014, with the participation of the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM) officials in Ankara. Within the Program, TAI will be the main contractor and TEI will be the subcontractor in charge of the licensed engine production.

    TEI’s Role within the scope of the Utility Helicopter Program:

    In the program, under GE Aviation license, TEI will be responsible for the production of 236 units of T700-TEI-701D turboshaft engine models, where TEI will manufacture over 60 piece parts (including subparts) and assemblies which correspond to over 50% of the entire engine, perform the engine assembly and testing, qualify the engine,  manage the engine configuration, and provide Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) services.  For the first time, hot section parts with high replacement rates over the life-time of the engine, such as the Combustion Liner, will be manufactured by TEI in Turkey.  In terms of after sales support, TEI will have the right to overhaul Turkish end-users’ entire T700 family of turboshaft engines with utilizing locally produced parts. At the same time, TEI will have the option to perform Depot Level Maintenance of T700 engines of licensed countries over a wide geographical range. With this program, TEI aims to provide optimal benefit to all of its stake holders through competitive pricing.

    Program Duration:

    Upon approval of the U.S. Government export  licenses, TEI will deliver the initial engines  27 months after the start of the program calendar  (September 2017), and the first and second T70 Helicopters will be delivered on the 55th (DGF configuration) and the 57th months (Common Base Line configuration) in January and March 2020. TEI’s activities within the Utility Helicopter Program will remain in effect starting from the delivery of the first T700-TEI-701D engine until the minimum 30 year operational life time of  last delivered (March 2028) T70i helicopter.

    First time achievements within the Program:

    • Various mission needs of 6 different end-users will be consolidated and supplied through a common configuration.
    • GE Aviation’s T700-GE-701D turboshaft engine will be produced in Turkey under the T700-TEI-701D engine name plate, and it will be possible to export these engines abroad.

     

    T700-TEI-701D Engine

    T700-TEI-701D turboshaft engine, is the latest generation of T700 engine family, which is a front drive, turboshaft engine featuring an integral inlet particle separator; a  single-spool gas generator section consisting of a five-stage axial, single-stage centrifugal flow compressor, a through flow annular combustion chamber, a two-stage axial flow gas generator turbine; and a free two-stage axial flow power turbine. Rated at 2,000 shaft horsepower (shp), the T700-TEI-701D features improved hot-section components that provide twice the hot-section durability and 5 percent more power than the current T700-GE-701C model engine.

    General Electric T700 Family of Engines Overview

    The leader in its class, the T700 engine family powers military rotorcraft throughout the world. Ruggedness, safety and the ability to operate reliably under adverse environmental conditions while requiring minimal maintenance is the foundation of the T700 military engine family design. Since its introduction, the T700 engine family has amassed more than 60 million engine flight hours, powering over 20 types of rotary and fixed-wing aircraft for close to 125+ customers in 50+ countries.

  • A400M TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT – TP400 ENGINE PROGRAM

    Design, development and manufacturing activities of TP400-D6 engine are conducted by the Europrop International (EPI) Consortium consisting of MTU Aero Engines, Sencma, Rolls-Royce and ITP. At this project, TEI takes place as a risk and revenue partner with ITP.

     

    First fligt of the engine with A400M aircraft was perfomed in Sevilli city of Spain at the end of 2009 and the engine was put into service at the end of 2013.

     

    The work packages design, development, prototype production, assembly, testing, mass production and after sales support’s responsibility belongs to TEI:

     

    • Front Bearing Structure Module
    • Propeller Gearbox Supporting Bars
    • Primary Exhaust Nozzle
    • Exhaust Cone
    • Special to Project Test Equipment – SPTE

     

    Engine Specifications

     

    Engine Type
    :
    Turboprop
     
    Engine Power
    :
    :About 11,000 shp (sea level)
     
    Power Ratio  
    :
    25
     
    Weight 
    :
    About 1,900 kg (dry)
     
    Length 
    :
    3,5 m
     
    Diameter  
    :
    0,92 m
     
    Compressor
    :
    5 intermediate-pressure stage, 6 high-pressure stage
     
    Turbine
    :
    1 high-pressure stage, 1 intermediate-pressure stage, 3 low-pressure stag
     

     

    General Features:

     

    • The strongest turboprop engine of West Europe
    • High growth potential
    • Low life cycle cost
    • Component technology based upon civil and military applications
  • LEAP ENGINE PROGRAM

    Compressor blisk parts of the LEAP engine will be manufactured by TEI upon the agreement executed by and between GE Aviation and TEI on September 26, 2013. Blisk parts at 5 different stages will be manufactured in accordance with the agreement, and 60 million dollar will be invested. It is anticipated that sales of 1.2 billion dollar will be achieved by 2035.

    In addition to blisk agreement, TEI, which has proved its manufacturing and engineering capabilities upon completion of many "concurrent engineering" projects that it has launched together with GE and Snecma, has received manufacturing orders for more than 15 LEAP parts in line with itstarget; and such parts will constitute business volume of 170 million dollar based on the numbers of current engine firm orders for as of 2018-2019.

     

    New Applications

     

    Blisk and spool parts with high geometrical complexity, which are started to be used recently in the new generation engines, are new practices for aviation industry. TEI announced proudly that it was one of the known companies in respect of the significant aircraft engine manufacturing technology throughout the world, upon execution of such agreement with GE Aviation. New generation LEAP engine symbolizes an important step in the aircraft engine technology in terms of fuel efficiency and cost effectiveness as well as of environmental factors. The fact that the blisks, which are the vital parts of the LEAP engines, will be manufactured by TEI is in compliance with the targets of strengthening the local manufacturing, and creating an additional employment area, and increasing the export capacity and competitive capacity of Turkey in respect of aviation products on a global scale, which are all included in the 2023 vision of Turkey.  The biggest purpose of TEI in such project is to guarantee the business volume of more than 230 million dollar on annual basis through the LEAP engine, and to be the biggest supplier of LEAP engine part throughout the world.

     

    The processes such as inertia welding, 5 axis airfoil milling, curved slot milling (CSM), electrochemical machining (ECM), Ultrapolish-airfoil surface quality enhancement, robotic surface treatment, etc., which require advanced technology, will be applied within the LEAP engine blisk project. The activities for determining the technical requirements of the equipment to be used during such processes, and process developments are in progress

  • COUGAR MAKILA 1A1 ENGINES LOGISTIC SUPPORT PROJECT

    TEI has been commissioned by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries as the main contractor for 3000-hour or 15-year depot level maintenance of the Makila 1A1 engines available in the inventor of Turkish Armed Force as well as for unscheduled maintenance of engines and modules. Accordingly, an agreement for the Cougar Makila 1A1 engines Logistic Support Project was executed with the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries on December 26, 2011.  This is the first project which is performed out of Supply and Maintenance Centers and it set a model  for the future’s Depot-Level Maintenance services of Turkey.

     

    Under the project, TEI has acquired the necessary capabilities to carry out depot-level maintenance, repair, modernization and refurbishment processes domestically for Makila 1A1 engines of the AS532 Cougar Helicopter with the cooperation of and in collaboration with the 1st Command of Air Supply and Maintenance Center.

     

    Activities carried out by TEI under the Cougar Makila 1A1 Engines Logistic Support Project:

     

    •             Engine Inlet Checks

    •             Engine Inlet Tests

    •             Engine Removal

    •             Module Removal

    •             Diagnosis

    •             Accessory Repair / Testing for Air Supply and Maintenance Center

    •             International Turbomeca Repairs

    •             Part Orders

    •             Module Assembly / Balance

    •             Engine Assembly

    •             Testing

    •             Shipment

    Engine Modules Maintained;

     

    •             Module 1            Air Intake Casing

    •             Module 2            Axial Compressor

    •             Module 3            HP Gas Generator 

    •             Module 4            Rear Bearing

    •             Module 5            Power Turbine

  • DEPOT LEVEL MAINTENANCE PROJECT FOR TF33 ENGINES

    12,000 - 18,000 hour periodic Depot Level Maintenance and ad-hoc maintenance services for the TF33-PW-100A engines of NATO AWACS aircraft are performed by TEI and Air Supply and Maintenance Center in collaboration under the MG2012/TU contract executed by and between TEI and IAMCO, which will remain in effect until December 31, 2021. TEI has been authorized for providing maintenance and repair services for some engine parts and accessories besides the engine under this contract. As part of the project, scheduled/ unscheduled maintenance of more than 100 TF33 engines have been performed by TEI so far.

     

    TEI was selected as the "Best Source of Repair" by NAMSA and IAMCO in 2004, 2008 and 2012 thanks to its superior services.

     

    Activities carried out by AIT Management for TF33 Engines are,

    •             Engine Inlet Checks

    •             Engine Inlet Tests

    •             Engine Removal

    •             Diagnosis

    •             Repairs for ASMC

    •             Accessory Repair / Testing for ASMC

    •             Engine Assembly

    •             Testing

    •             Shipment - Engine Shipments NATO

  • TURBOSHAFT ENGINE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

    For several projects that have been recently launched by Turkey and are still underway including Original Light Utility Helicopter, ATAK Helicopter and Turkish Utility Helicopter, thrust systems are procured from foreign sources. The Turboshaft Engine Development Project (TEDP) aims to decrease this dependence on foreign sources while enabling domestic production of the engine systems, which constitute one of the most important components of these projects, and increasing the percentage of indigenous production in these projects. In this context,Turboshaft Engine Development Project has officially iniated on 07 February 2017.

    The project will be carried out under the leadership of Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (UDI) Sub-Systems Department, under which design, development and testing infrastructure for as turbine engines will be generated in our country on one hand, and the 1400 shp original and national engine with the applicable type certificate will be developed by TEI in order to be integrated into the Original Helicopter, on the other hand.

    Turboshaft Engine Development Project will be carried out for 8 years by a team of approximately 250 engineers all of whom are TEI employees serving at TEI's Engineering Offices in Eskisehir, Ankara and Istanbul.

    Any future derivatives of the engine may be utilized to power the national platforms such as ATAK and HURKUS. Moreover; core technology of the engine will form the basis for the engine needed for "National Training/Fighter Aircraft - T/FX", and it will be possible to develop the national aircraft engine when needed, upon any necessary technological additions to the capabilities gained under Turboshaft Engine Development Project . 

  • TJ35 TURBOJET ENGINE

    TEI develops turbojet and turboprop engines to meet the gas turbine need of competitive, innovative, high-tech Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) which are anticipated to be released to the domestic market first and to the international market in the long-term. Accordingly, R&D studies continue at TEI since 2004. TJ35 turbojet engine have been developed as part of these studies.

     

    TJ35 TURBOJET ENGINE

    Increasing demand for unmanned aerial vehicles, and therefore development of projects in this direction in the military and civil aviation industries in Turkey have raised the needs regarding the thrust systems of aircraft. Accordingly, TJ35 turbojet engine development project was realized between 2004-2005 with the aim of technical capability development.

     

    Main characteristics and technical specifications of the TJ35 engine:

    • Air and propane start
    • ECU with ground station data link

    Max. Thrust (N)/(lbf)

    178/40

    Specific Fuel Consumption (kg/N.h)/(lb/lbf.h)

    0.135/1.35

    Max. Rotor Speed (RPM)

    120,000

    Dry Weight (kg)/(lb)

    3.1/6.8

    Length (mm)/(in)

    250/9.8

    Diameter (mm)/(in)

    130/5.1

    Time Between Overhaul (h)

    25+

     

    All values are based on ISA at sea level conditions.

  • TJ90 TURBOJET DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

    TEI develops turbojet and turboprop engines to meet the gas turbine need of competitive, innovative, high-tech Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) which are anticipated to be released to the domestic market first and to the international market in the long-term. Accordingly, R&D studies continue at TEI since 2004. TJ90 turbojet engine have been developed as part of these studies. Inspections and testing of these engines are carried out by means of electronic control units developed by using fully domestic facilities.

     

    TJ90 TURBOJET ENGINE

    In January 2011, we initiated studies to develop a turbojet engine that provides a higher thrust compared to the initially developed TJ35 engines. As part of the project carried out with the support of TEYDEB, a collaboration agreement was executed in March 2012 for use of the engine in TAI's platform "Simsek".

    The initial flight test was performed on June 5, 2013 and the engine development tests are still in progress.

     

    Main characteristics and technical specifications of the TJ90 engine:

    • Direct kerosene start
    • Electric start
    • EMI/EMC compliance
    • Resistance to catapult g-loads
    • ECU with ground station data link
    • Developed for military usage

     

    Max. Thrust (N)/(lbf)

    400/90

    Specific Fuel Consumption (kg/N.h)/(lb/lbf.h)

    0.15/1.5

    Max. Rotor Speed (RPM)

    100,000

    Dry Weight (kg)/(lb)

    3.6/7.9

    Length (mm)/(in)

    413/16.3

    Diameter (mm)/(in)

    153/6

    Time Between Overhaul (h)

    25+

     

    All values are based on ISA at sea level conditions.

  • TP38 TURBOPROP DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

    TEI develops turbojet and turboprop engines to meet the gas turbine need of competitive, innovative, high-tech Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) which are anticipated to be released to the domestic market first and to the international market in the long-term. Accordingly, R&D studies continue at TEI since 2004. TP38 turboprop engine have been developed as part of these studies..

     

    TP38 TURBOPROP ENGINE

     

    The TP38 Turboprop Engine Development Project was launched in 2005, using TJ35 engines as core engines. The turboprop engine developed was also considered suitable for use in the Turna target drone platform developed by TAI and studies continued in this direction.

     

    A collaboration protocol was executed by and between TAI and TEI for integration of the engine into the aircraft and performance of flight tests; and the flight tests were performed under this protocol.

     

    The Turboprop Engine Development Project was granted with "Innovation and Technology Award" at the 8th Technology Awards Congress organized by TUBITAK, TTGV and TUSIAD in 2009.

     

    Main characteristics and technical specifications of the TP38 engine:

    • Air and propane start
    • ECU with ground station data link
    • Available for puller and pusher platforms

     

    Max. Power (kW)/(hp)

    31/41.7

    Specific Fuel Consumption (kg/kW.h)/(lb/hp.h)

    0.66/1.09

    Max. Core Speed (RPM)

    120,000

    Max. Propeller Speed (RPM)

    7,000

    Dry Weight (kg)/(lb)

    11.5/25.3

    Length (mm)/(in)

    530/20.9

    Diameter (mm)/(in)

    280/11

    Time Between Overhaul (h)

    25+

     

    All values are based on ISA at sea level conditions.

  • DILEK: DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR SUPERPLASTIC FORMING PROCESS FOR TITANIUM ALLOYS

    Titanium alloys are widely preferred in aviation applications due to their advantages such as high tensile strength/density and toughness values, good corrosion resistance and endurance at high temperatures.

     

    Hot forming methods are used to manufacture structures with a complex geometry at desired mechanical features from the titanium alloys which are hard to process and shape due to their characteristic features. Superplastic forming is a hot forming method performed under special temperature and loading conditions.

     

    The Dilek Project, backed up by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, is carried out by TAI and TEI in collaboration with the aim of developing superplastic forming process for titanium alloys which are used in both platform and engine applications in aviation industry, and as a result reducing dependence on foreign sources.

  • NEWS
  • SIGN-OFF PROCESS COMPLETED FOR JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF) PROJECT ENGINE FINAL ASSEMBLY LINE ESTABLISHMENT, ACTIVATION AND 1ST ASMC COMMAND T-11 TEST CELL MODIFICATION PHASE PROJECT

    Signing ceremony for 'Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Project Engine Final Assembly Line Establishment, Activation and 1st ASMC Command T-11 Test Cell Modification Phase Project' was held on March 23, 2017, at SSIK (Defense Industry Executive Committee) meeting hall of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries upon attendance of Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, Undersecretary for Defense Industries, and Prof. Dr. Mahmut F. Aksit, President and CEO of TEI.

    Upon execution of this agreement following the planning and management phases completed as part of the initiatives for Engine Final Assembly / Check-Out Line and Establishment of the Depot-Level Maintenance Center for the European Region, Tusas Engine Industries Inc. (TEI) will realize 1st ASMC T-11 Test Cell Modification and Engine Final Assembly / Check-Out (FACO) Line Assembly within a period of three-year project schedule at the 1st ASMC Command in Eskisehir. The capabilities acquired as part of the project, to be carried out under the leadership of Aircraft Department of the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (UDI), will serve for not only assembly and testing processes of any engines, to be included in the inventory of the Republic of Turkey, but also establishment of a facility and infrastructure for regional engine maintenance, repair, overhaul and testing processes at the 1st ASMC Command. 

    JSF project, described as the largest defense industries supply project of all times, will be carried out by Tusas Engine Industries Inc. (TEI), acting as the main contractor, and multiple domestic sub-contractors, under which the 1st ASMC Command will be the first center to be established for the purpose of providing heavy maintenance and repair services for JSF aircraft of all users across the European region. 

  • FEMALE STUDENTS TAKE THE FIRST STEP INTO AVIATION WORLD WITH TEI

    As the leading aviation engines brand in Turkey, TEI celebrated the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week with two organizations in a gorgeous way once again.

    TEI organized the "Contest of Making and Flying a Model Aircraft" for female high school students for the purpose of encouraging them to the aviation industry on International Women's Day, March 8th, 2017.

    In the afternoon, an organization was held to introduce the female students, who were interested in aviation, to the industry much closely; and the women took the floor to deliver speeches as the sources of inspiration in the field of aviation, giving the common message that increasing the number of woman leaders would reveal the entire potential of our country.

    The week covering the date March 8th has been celebrating as "Women of Aviation Worldwide Week" since 2010 with a different and meaningful theme in the memory of March 8th, 1910 when the first woman pilot was licensed across the world. Accordingly, TEI held two different organizations on March 8th with the support of the Provincial Directorate of National Education in Eskisehir. During the first organization, held in the morning, 40 female students from 20 different schools attended the Contest of Making and Flying a Model Aircraft at Sabiha Gokcen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School. Prof.Dr.Orhan Oguz Anatolian High School won the first place in the category of making the best aircraft while Ahi Evran Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School ranked first in the category of flying the model aircraft made for a maximum period of time.

    ‘Women of Aviation" get together at a panel to inspire female students

    The second organization, held in the afternoon, was "Meeting of TEI Women of Aviation". The panel was held in the meeting hall of Haci Suleyman Cakir Anatolian High School for Girls, during which the industry was introduced to female students that are interested in aviation. Dr.Aybike Molbay, General Manager of General Electric Aviation - Turkey Technology Center and Member of the Board of Directors at TEI, Doc.Dr.Melike Nikbay, Faculty Member, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Istanbul Technical University, Gokce Kubra Tugran Yildirim, A320 First Officer at Turkish Airlines, Pinar Gunaydin, MRO Manager at TEI and Ayse Akalin, Chief Editor of Defence Turkey Magazine, took floor to deliver speeches and gave the common message to the female student that they should find their favorite profession and improve themselves in the respective field. Sharing the industry-specific experiences they gained, the speakers emphasized that the number of women serving in the aviation industry was too low, and encouraged the female students to build their careers in the field of aviation. The organization ended following the Q&A session and presentation of plaques. 

  • TEI KEEPS ITS WORD AND CONTRIBUTES TO EMPLOYMENT

    TEI – TUSAS Engine Industries Inc. took the first step to keep its word.

    Pursuing the vision of Turkey for "having globally competitive, original power systems", TEI disclosed in the previous days that it would increase its qualified workforce by 20% and provide job opportunities for a total of 374 persons covering 207 white-collar employees and 167 technicians, making 4 times more contributions than expected to national employment mobilization in 2017.

    As part of the "On-the-Job Training Program", initiated by Iskur (Turkish Employment Agency) in order to decrease unemployment rate, and the "Project for Training Highly Competent Technical Personnel in Turkish Aviation Industry" which is carried out under the coordination of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, TEI not only satisfied its own need for qualified workforce but also provided the inexperienced persons with the opportunity to work by providing them the opportunity to put the theoretical information they have learned into practice in line with the needs of the industry.

    TEI delivered personnel ID cards to 57 persons, who have successfully completed these two programs, at the Collective Inauguration held on March 01, 2017, and thus, took the first step to keep its word for contribution to employment.

    Delivering the keynote speech, Prof. Dr. Mahmut Faruk Aksit, President and CEO of TEI, said: "We stated to make 4 times more contributions than expected to national employment mobilization campaign, initiated by our President, throughout 2017. Today, we organized the collective inauguration for 57 persons, and kept our word. I wish to extend my thanks to the Provincial Directorates of Labor and Iskur (Turkish Employment Agency) and the Provincial Directorate of National Education for the precious contributions they have provided during this period.  Meanwhile, I would like to take this opportunity to disclose a piece of good news to you: We will initiate a new On-the-Job Training Program."

    Appearing on the stage to deliver a speech, Azmi Celik, the Governor of Eskisehir, highlighted that TEI's program is a good example for the national employment mobilization campaign carried out across our country, and thanked TEI for its contributions.

                The ceremony ended upon delivery of personnel ID cards to the new employees of TEI. 

  • TEI Makes Significant Contribution to Employment Mobilization

    TEI has assumed a key role in a number of projects to enable accomplishment of the goals set for the national Defense and Aviation Industry in Turkey, including provision of substantial employment opportunities in the industry through the Turkish Utility Helicopter Project launched in 2016 and its investment in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Building. 

    TEI continues its steady growth with new national projects also in 2017. On February 07, 2017, the agreement for "Turboshaft Engine Development Project” was executed at a signing ceremony attended by Prof. Dr. Mr. Ismail Demir, Undersecretary for Defense Industries and Prof. Dr. Mr. Mahmut F. Aksit, President and CEO of TEI to build the first national aircraft engine in Turkey.

    Pursuing a vision for "having globally competitive, original power systems", TEI will increase its workforce by 20%, making 4 times more contributions than expected to national employment mobilization. To that end, TEI will be providing additional employment opportunities to 374 people in total, including 207 white-collar employees and 167 technicians to increase qualified workforce in Turkey.

     

  • TEI to Develop First Indigenous Turboshaft Engine

    Signing ceremony for 'Turboshaft Engine Development Project' was held on February 07, 2017 at UDI Nuri Demirag meeting hall upon attendance of Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir, Undersecretary for Defense Industries, and Prof. Dr. Mahmut F. Aksit, President and CEO of TEI.

    The project will be carried out under the leadership of Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (UDI) Sub-Systems Department, under which design, development and testing infrastructure for gas turbine engines will be generated in our country on one hand, and the 1400 shp original and indigenous engine with the applicable type certificate will be developed by TEI in order to be integrated into the Original Helicopter, on the other hand.

    Turboshaft Engine Development Project will be carried out for 8 years by a team of approximately 250 engineers all of whom are TEI employees serving at TEI's Engineering Offices in Eskisehir, Ankara and Istanbul.

    Any future derivatives of the engine may be utilized to power the indigenous platforms such as ATAK and HURKUS. Moreover; core technology of the engine will form the basis for the engine needed for "Indigenous Training/Fighter Aircraft - T/FX", and it will be possible to develop the indigenous aircraft engine when needed, upon any necessary technological additions to the capabilities gained under Turboshaft Engine Development Project . 

  • TEI IN INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION DAYS IN DEFENSE AND AEROSPACE

    TEI, the leading aviation engines manufacturer in Turkey, participated in the event of Cooperation Days in Defense and Aerospace held between October 11-13 in Ankara Congresium.

    In the event that TEI ran a booth, Procurement Management and Supplier Development Management pursued new business opportunities, holding meetings with the suppliers. During the program, Turgut Cicek, TEI Quality and Manufacturing Engineering Director, gave a presentation on the Practices of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Use of Suppliers at TEI.

  • TEI SUPPORTS PROMOTION OF R&D CENTERS

    Country-wide promotional activities have been launched by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology in order to inform the companies about the support for R&D and Design activities, and also enable the companies, which have the potential to become an R&D and Design Center, to benefit from such supports. In the Eskisehir leg, held on October 6, of these promotional activities, TEI, selected as the most successful R&D Center of 2014 and 2015 in aviation industry for the second time in a row was invited to the program by the Ministry to share its experience. Following the speech of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ilker Murat Ar, the General Manager of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology, Semih Pilatin, acting as the Technology Programs Manager at TEI and also TEI R&D Center Official, gave a presentation, on behalf of TEI, about what TEI have gained by being a R&D Center, the development of TEI R&D Center experienced for years as well as the initiatives and activities carried out for this purpose.

  • TEI TAKES ITS PLACE IN AIR SHOW

    In Istanbul Air Show, the biggest civil aviation fair in the region, TEI, the leading aviation engines manufacturer in Turkey, had the opportunity to display its new products.

    Taking a stroll in the exhibition area after the opening ceremony of Istanbul Air Show, started on October 6 and to last for 4 days, Mr. Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications visited the booth of TEI. During the visit, Prof. Dr. Mahmut F. Aksit, President and CEO of TEI, informed Mr. Arslan about the TS1400 engine to power the Original Helicopter of Turkey and the models of PD170 engine developed for MALE-class unmanned aerial vehicles. Moreover, Mr. Aksit introduced the 5 Stage blisk parts with a highly complex geometry to be manufactured in the building of the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, which was unveiled recently.

     

  • TEI WITH ITS INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS IN ISTANBUL AIR SHOW

    TEI, the leading aviation engines manufacturer in Turkey, will participate in Istanbul Air Show, an important aviation fair in civil and military industry in Turkey.

    At Istanbul Airshow to be held between 6-9 October, TEI will display its 5 Stage blisk parts with a highly complex geometry as the only supplier in the world, except GE, of GE LEAP, the most preferred engine for the next generation commercial aircrafts. Moreover, the TS1400 engine to power the Original Helicopter of Turkey and the models of PD170 engine developed for MALE-class unmanned aerial vehicles will be unveiled at the booth of TEI. 

  • TEI Debuts Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Building with a Splendid Ceremony

    TEI, the leading aviation engines manufacturer in Turkey, debuted its Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Building with a ceremony attended by Mr. Fikri Isik, Minister of Defense, Mr. Nabi Avci, Minister of Culture and Tourism, and other guests.

    Engine components to be produced in the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Building are expected to bring in nearly USD 2 billion sales/export revenues by 2035. 

    TEI President and CEO Mahmut F. Aksit gave the keynote speech at the opening ceremony, underlining TEI's position as the leading supplier of LEAP engine parts globally thanks to this investment. Aksit also noted the building costs USD 10 million and has a total investment value of USD 110 million together with its manufacturing equipment, however, the investment is expected to bring in USD 2 billion through export of the parts to be produced in the new building over the next two decades.

    Mike Wilking, VP of Business Development, Sales & Marketing of Military Systems at General Electric Aviation took the floor after Aksit's speech and expressed his satisfaction on TEI's position as a leading global engine supplier leveraged by their more than 30 years of partnership, and noted that they would continue to invest in the future.

    Nabi Avci, Minister of Culture and Tourism and Member of the Parliament for Eskisehir, highlighted the importance of TEI to Eskisehir. "TEI adds significant value to not only the industry but also the social life in Eskisehir through the social and training projects it has carried out" he noted.

    Fikri Isik, Minister of Defense, took the floor for the final speech, during which he draw attention to the current situation since the coup attempt on July 15. "I would like to congratulate people of Command of Combatant Air Force on their successful operations against the terrorists disguised in military uniform, and thank people of Eskisehir once again for standing for democracy," he said. Minister of Defense also underlined TEI's achievements so far: "TEI is a source of pride for Turkey as it has become a leading global engine part manufacturer and turned Eskisehir into an important center in this area. Companies which have faith in Turkey always win, and General Electric represents a good example of this fact," he said. "Design of the diesel engine for UAVs has been completed and manufacture is planned for 2018; thanks to this design, we will be able to export it without any limitations and I congratulate TEI management and employees on this great achievement.

    I'm happy to say that we will be able to produce an original aircraft engine within 5 years, and TEI will be the manufacturer of this engine".

    After delivery of speeches, company ID cards were presented to 31 new employees who completed the On-the-Job Training Program conducted by TEI in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

    Finally, the Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Building was put into service with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the stage.  

    After the opening ceremony, Minister of Defense Fikri Isik and Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci visited the manufacturing site and pushed the button to launch production of blisk parts for use in next generation engines.

    Minister of Defense took a tour around the premises accompanied by the company officers, and left TEI after a short debrief.

    Fikri Isik, Minister of Defense, Nabi Avci, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Azmi Celik, Governor of Eskisehir, General Hasan Kucukakyuz, Commander of Combatant Air Force, Harun Karacan, AKP Member of the Parliament for Eskisehir, Prof.Dr.Yilmaz Buyukersen, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, Ferhat Kapici, Chief Public Prosecutor of Eskisehir, Prof.Dr.Naci Gundogan, President of Anadolu University, Lt. Gen. Orhan Akbas, Director General of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (Former), Koksal Liman, Chairman at TEI, Muharrem Dortkasli, CEOI at TAI and many high profile delegates were present at the ceremony.