26-Aug-2011 Source: TAI
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is pleased to announce the successful first flight of the first T129 prototype, produced at TAIâ€™s facilities in Ankara, Turkey.
The first flight, conducted by TAIâ€™s test pilots, of T129 â€œP6â€ prototype helicopter has timely and successfully been completed at TAIâ€™s facilities in AkÄ±ncÄ± (Ankara).
The ATAK Program was initiated with the aim to meet the Attack/Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter requirements of the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLF) by the integration of high-tech avionic equipment, hardware and software which will be developed in Turkey.
The first flight of the P6 prototype marks an important milestone in the ATAK Program such that; being the first of a total of three T129 prototypes to be assembled in Turkey, it shows the level of technology achieved by Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc.
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) is the center of technology in design, development, manufacturing, integration of aerospace systems, modernization and after sales support in Turkey. Located in Ankara – Turkey, TAIâ€™s modern aircraft facilities are furnished with high technology machinery and equipment that provide extensive manufacturing capabilities. TAI has a total of 3928 highly motivated employees, 1200 of whom are engineers.