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Farnborough 2022: Turkish Aerospace to mark Çanakkale victory anniversary with TF-X rollout and Hürjet first flight

20th July 2022 - 09:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in Farnborough


TF-X on display at the Farnborough International Airshow. (Photo: Tim Martin)

Turkish Aerospace has revealed it will hold a TF-X rollout ceremony and conduct the first flight of a Hürjet trainer on the same day in 2023.

Turkish Aerospace plans to roll out a full-scale TF-X fighter prototype and host a Hürjet advanced trainer first flight during an 18 March 2023 ceremony marking the 107th anniversary of the victory at Çanakkale (Gallipoli).

The new fighter jet will also be equipped with General Electric’s F110 turbofan engine, which has already been delivered to Turkish Aerospace. A first flight target for the aircraft been set for March 2025 with deliveries to the Turkish Air Force beginning in 2028, according to Dr Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Aerospace.

Shephard previously reported that US officials have not objected to the

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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