Dünya – Flammaerotec of the Flamm Group of Germany has broken the ground for an aircraft components plant in the European Free Zone in Tekirdag’s Corlu district in northwestern Turkey.
The company, a certified supplier to European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, will manufacture components for the Airbus A380 at the plant which will then be exported to Germany for assembly.
“Turkey is already home to a Flamm Group plant in Cerkezkoy, Tekirdag which manufactures metal parts for durable household goods. Turkey’s wide labor pool of professional managers and skilled laborers once again led us to choose the country for a new production plant”, Frieder Flamm, CEO of Flamm Group, said at the ceremony.
To be built at a cost of EUR 15 million, the plant will employ some 300 people once operational.
Airbus Military, the military arm of Airbus, relies on Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) in Ankara for the production of the various components of the A400M transport aircraft. TAI also manufactures body parts and ailerons for Airbus A350 and A320 airliners.
Another Turkish company, Kale Aero, produces auxiliary fuel tank walls for A320s in Istanbul, which are then assembled by the German aerospace company PFW’s Turkish division. PWF Turkey also assembles structural components of the A320 family in its Izmir plant.