President Gül hails university of aviation
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
President Abdullah Gül is seen in the cockpit of a training plane during his visit to the THK University, launched by the Turkish Aviation Agency to help aviation sector. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZPresident Abdullah Gül hailed a “new chapter” for Turkey in the aviation and aerospace sector when he attended the inauguration of the country’s first specialized aviation university campus yesterday.
“We can expect with confidence that there will be a great advancement in the fields of aviation and aerospace in Turkey,” said Gül, pointing to the fact that the university would not only train pilots, but also engineers to build planes.
The university was launched by the Turkish Aviation Agency (THK). The THK University will cooperate with international institutions as well as Turkish defense industry companies, Gül said.
The THK University has three institutes, five faculties, and two vocational schools on its campuses in Ankara, Izmir and Eskişehir, Rector Ünsal Ban said. The central campus has about 90 planes, hangars, simulators, and maintenance facilities, he added. The university has signed an academic cooperation accord with the prestigious Vaughn College of Aeronautics in the United States to work together on exchange programs and job opportunities, he said.