9/2/2009

“Arikopter” to take to the air in 2010

Sabah - Turkey’s first locally designed and produced helicopter, Arikopter, will have its maiden flight sometime in 2010. According to Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Dean Muhammed Sahin, the Arikopter project is progressing as per schedule under the guidance of the State Planning Organization (DPT). “We plan to fly the aircraft next year and are currently searching models for serial production”, said Sahin adding that the Arikopter project has raised attention abroad, namely in Kazakhstan and the USA. We will market the aircraft locally and internationally, contributing to our university and the country at the same time.