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ILA 2014: TAI nears first T-129 export

22nd May 2014 - 08:54 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in Berlin


Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is confident that it will be able to announce the first export sale of its T-129 ATAK helicopter, company representatives have revealed. 

Speaking at the ILA Berlin Airshow, where the company made the T-129 the centrepiece of its presence, Sunar Oktay, vice president of helicopter programmes for TAI, said the company had received interest from several governments, and was likely to announce its first foreign sale within a month or two.

‘Right now we are in close engagements with three customers, and there is potential interest for 15 aircraft in total. The helicopter is ready,

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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