Turkish Aerospace Industries, Spreads its Wings and Soars into a New Era

18 Eylül 2018
Sadık Piyade, the Acting General Manager at the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF), and Assoc. Dr. Temel Kotil, President and CEO of TAI

The special coverage published in the 58th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review (TDR) is below:

 

Turkish Aerospace Industries (formerly known as TAI) introduced its new corporate identity and logo at a launch meeting on July 12. It was stated at the meeting that the main inspiration behind the new logo had been the swallow, and that the characteristics and speed of the swallow had had a strong influence in the design. The red and blue colours in the logo were chosen considering the Turkish Flag and the sky.

Seeking to strengthen its brand and to improve the promotion of its product portfolio, the company is seeking a new wave on which to increase its recognition levels.

Expressing his support for Turkish Aerospace Industries and its new appearance, Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, Undersecretary for Defence Industries, congratulated the company on its new identity during his speech. Prof. Dr. Demir went on to state that the defence and aerospace sector will accelerate its efforts to achieve its goals with the changing environment in Turkey, which is also reflected in the new appearance of the company.

Sadık Piyade, Acting General Manager at the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF) commented on the new logo: “I really am moved right now. I am sure you will make many more achievements with such a great team. I wish the best to our nation in particular, and to this distinguished team with its new logo.”

Having followed the entire process leading up to the creation of the new logo, Assoc. Dr. Temel Kotil, President and CEO of Turkish Aerospace Industries, provided his perspective of the change: “We raised the curtain on a new era with our new corporate identity, assured of the fact that the future works of the company will be strengthened by our past experiences. We offer our salutes from the limitless sky and infinite space to our nation and country. We are changing our core and are being transformed by our power. We aim beyond the sky!”

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Assoc. Dr. Kotil Awarded Brazilian Decoration 

Assoc. Dr. Kotil was awarded the Decoration of Rio Branco with the rank of Comendador from the Presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil on July 11. Assoc. Dr. Kotil received the award at a ceremony held at the Embassy of Brazil in Ankara upon a decree by the Presidency of the Federative Republic of Brazil dated April 18. The decoration was handed over by His Excellency Eduardo Riccardo Gradilone Neto, Ambassador of Brazil to Turkey. The ceremony was also attended by Prof. Dr. Oğuz Borat, the Chairman of the Board of Turkish Aerospace Industries.

Assoc. Dr. Kotil presented a model of the T625 helicopter developed under the Helicopter Development Programme to the Brazilian ambassador.

In other news, on July 26 the company announced that the second HÜRKUŞ-B aircraft, with tail number 17-102 rolled off from the production line and got off the ground with the message “#HÜRKUŞ is in the sky with its new colors!” on their social media accounts. The first batch-produced HÜRKUŞ-B aircraft with tail number 17-101 had entered a testing programme in January. HÜRKUŞ-B will serve as a beginner trainer aircraft in the Turkish Air Force.

Assoc. Dr. Temel Kotil, President and CEO of TAI, and Ambassador Eduardo Riccardo Gradilone at the Brazilian Embassy in Ankara

Assoc. Dr. Temel Kotil, President and CEO of TAI, and Ambassador Eduardo Riccardo Gradilone at the Brazilian Embassy in Ankara

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