Turkey’s TAI signs civil aviation deal with Russia’s Irkut
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russian company Irkut on a strategic cooperation venture, TAI said on Nov. 13.
“According to the agreement which was signed, the two companies will implement joint design and production in the field of civil aviation,” it said in a statement.
The MoU was signed on the sidelines of the Dubai Air Show, which is being held on Nov. 12-16.
Pursuing a diversification strategy, Irkut Corporation develops and manufactures the МС-21 short/mid-range airliner family for the needs of civil aviation, according to data from the company’s website.
Meanwhile, for the first time in Dubai, TAI’s T129 ATAK Advanced Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter will be showing its performance on the first three days of the exhibition, according to a previous TAI statement.
Until now, the T129 ATAK has been successfully deployed for several tests and demonstrations in various locations in the world including Turkey, Poland, Pakistan, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Bahrain and the United Kingdom, according to the statement.