Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) will produce thermoplastic aircraft parts in Turkey under a new agreement inked with Boeing.
“We have signed a new cooperation with our strategic partner Boeing. We will design and manufacture high quality thermoplastic parts in a high-capacity rapid production system for our domestic and national products and aerospace industry under the agreement,” the company announced today.
The production of thermoplastic composite parts at TAI facility will include automated machines and high-capacity rapid production technology. It is expected to reduce costs in the product cycle and process areas by 30% compared to conventional composites. The project will be undertaken with technical support and experience gained from the cooperation with Boeing.
Ayşem Sargın, Boeing’s general manager for Turkey commented: “Such projects, which add to the development of Turkish aviation with deep-rooted contributions, are an important indicator of our commitment to a lasting cooperation and our confidence in Turkey that we see as an important technology partner.”