Local training plane gets first European approval
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Turkey’s Hürkuş, the training plane, was revealed in a ceremony late last month.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has granted Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) design certification for its ongoing Hürkuş project, a training plane.
TAI had applied for the safety certification in 2007. This was the first time a Turkish body had received such a certification from EASA.
The document approves that the Turkish side can develop safe planes that are matches with European regulations. TAI revealed Hürkuş, or “free bird” in English, the domestically designed, developed and produced aircraft for both military and civilian usage, with a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, Development Minister Cevdet Yılmaz, and Chief of General Staff Necdet Özel on june 27.