Boeing planes on the way
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is scheduled to deliver a sum of 35 airplanes to three Turkish companies, says Todd Nelp.Boeing, one of the two largest aircraft manufacturers in the world, has 35 orders from Turkish airliners, amounting to up to $3 billion, according to Todd Nelp, the Seattle-based company’s European sales manager.
“There are around 170 Boeing aircrafts in service and 35 aircraft orders worth nearly $3 billion from three Turkish firms. We will deliver new generation 737 model [planes to Turkish firms]. Twenty-six aircraft to Turkish Airlines, eight to Pegasus Airlines and one to Sky Airlines,” Nelp, the vice president of commercial aviation services at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said in a press release issued yesterday.
Boeing delivered 534 aircrafts to its customers between June 2011 and May 2012, 17 of which were for Turkish firms, he said. Boeing has received 420 firm aircraft orders since the beginning of this year, Nelp said.
“We see Turkey as a significant market, which functions as a bridge between Europe and the Middle East. Turkish Aerospace Industries and Kael Group have taken place in all our commercial aircraft programs since 1997,” he added.