• CH-7 Made Its Maiden Flight
    CH-7 Made Its Maiden Flight 22 September 2020
    The latest half-year stock report by Chinese state-owned company China Rainbow Drone revealed that the CH-7 stealth unmanned air vehicle (UAV) has flown. The CH-7 was first unveiled at Airshow China 2018. This type of drone is China's first large-scale stealth long-endurance drone. The design is a tailless “flying wing” with a dorsally-mounted central turbofan housing and stealth or low observable profile similar to the Northrop Grumman X-47B UCAV. <...
  • Sivrihisar took Off
    Sivrihisar took Off 13 September 2020
        Sivrihisar Aviation Shows are held this year without an audience due to the coronavirus outbreak. The shows are broadcast live on television, YouTube and Facebook. Gendarmerie Steel Wings Acrobatic Team, Ali İsmet Öztürk and Mor Menekşe and 201st Ak Fleet also participate in the demonstrations attended by Solotürk, one of the aerobatic teams of the Turkish Air Force. The event also includes many historical and valuable aircr...
  • Russian Helicopters to supply two Mi-38 helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defence
    Russian Helicopters to supply two Mi-38 helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defence 26 August 2020
        Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence for supplying two Mi-38 helicopters. A ceremony to mark that was held as part of the International Military-Technical Forum “ARMY-2020”. The Russian Ministry of Defence has already received two Mi-38T transport and troop landing helicopters, which are undergoing test operation in the armed forces. The first seri...
  • Virtual Aviation Fair from Eurasia 24 July 2020
    The second of Eurasia Airshow will be the first stage of this year. The fair, which was first held in Antalya in 2018, will be moved to the virtual environment this year. Aircraft will fly, participants will watch from the computer. Eurasia senior manager Hakan Kurt shared information about the future of the fair at the press conference that he held today. The fair was originally planned to take place in April 2020 but was postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...
  • Saudi Arabia Decides to Localize Drone Production
    Saudi Arabia Decides to Localize Drone Production 2 May 2020
    Saudi Arabia has reached an agreement with Intra Defence Technologies to domesticate drone production. Within this framework, approximately 50 drones will be developed in Saudi Arabia in the next five years. A total of USD 200 million is planned to be invested in the process, which will begin with the production of six platforms in 2021. Intra President Salman bin Nasser Al-Shathri said 60 per cent of the project’s operations will be handled by Saudi enterprises, and 60 per cent of its ...
  • Red Arrow Export
    Red Arrow Export 12 April 2020
    This time, China came to the agenda not with the systems it developed with reverse engineering method, but with the new system of exports. Delivery to the first customer of the HJ-12E (Red Arrow 12E) missile, which is considered to be the Chinese equivalent of the FGM-148 Javelin missile,has been completed. Systems procured by undisclosed country, were first introduced at 2014 Airshow China. HJ-12E, the export version of HJ-12 missiles, weighs 22 kilograms. Missi...
  • Eurasia is postponed due to Virus
    Eurasia is postponed due to Virus 14 March 2020
    The COVID-19 virus also affected the Eurasia Aviation Fair. All national and international trade fairs in Turkey between March 16-April 30 are postponed to a later date. Due to this situation, the Eurasia Airshow has been postponed. The organizing committee released a statement from the websites: Dear Eurasia Airshow Family; Eurasia Airshow 2020 has been postponed to 24-28 June 2020 as a result of the measures taken by our government officials after 2 cases detected with C...
  • Eurasia Airshow Wants to be “The Best” in The Region 15 February 2020
    Eurasia Airshow, which was held in 2018 for the first time, will be held again. The space theme will be added to its content. Before the fair to be held in April, we talked to Capital Exhibition Board Chairman Hakan Kurt about the point, goals and projects from 2018 to today. C4Defence: You aim to beat the performance of Dubai Airshow. Performance targets can be determined in many aspects of fairs. What is the performance criterion you use when compared with Dubai?<...
  • Russian Day at Eurasia Airshow
    Russian Day at Eurasia Airshow 30 January 2020
    Aiming to build the Eurasian market within the framework of Turkey, Eurasia Airshow will be held in Antalya this year. Hakan Kurt, Eurasia Airshow Senior Manager, said that Russia is the biggest participant of this year's fair and added, “We will make the third day of our fair ‘Russian Day’”. Kurt announces that the request came from Russian authorities. Kurt also said that Pakistan, which was not a participant last year, will be at the forefront by taking its plac...
  • China Changes Strategy
    China Changes Strategy 26 November 2019
    China plans to export its J-10 (NATO Code: Firebird) fighter aircraft, which was developed using metal alloy and composite materials. China revealed the export variant of its J-10 fighter at the Dubai Airshow. Designated the FC-20E, the design is a near-parallel configuration of the J-10C. With the FC-20E, AVIC is taking direct aim at markets the Russians and Americans are looking to access the MiG-35 and F-16 Block-70/72, respectively. These markets are generally looking for modern, but cost...
  • Modernisation Period in UAE Fleet 22 November 2019
    Mirage 2000 aircraft developed by France-based Dassault Aviation will be modernised. The platforms, which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) first decided to include in its inventory in 1983, will go through a modernisation process worth the US $ 462 million at the request of the UAE. UAE has also awarded a $350 million contract to France’s MBDA for ammunitions maintenance of the Mirage 2000 fighter fleet. The Emirates has spent more than $4 billion on defence contracts in the fir...
  • Russia and Canada Become Partners
    Russia and Canada Become Partners 18 November 2019
    Russian Helicopters selected Pratt & Whitney's PW207V gas-turbine engines to power its VRT500 light helicopters at the Dubai Airshow. The PW207V from the PW200 engine family has been modernized for light helicopters; the engine has a maximum capacity of 700 HP. “Russian Helicopters have a successful experience of cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada and I am sure that VRT500 project shall strengthen the partnership between the companies,” noted Andrey Bogi...
  • Karayel Surprise from Vestel
    Karayel Surprise from Vestel 16 November 2019
    Vestel Defence's Karayel UAV is on display at Dubai Airshow on Saudi stand. Aviation Week editor Tony Osborne shared information about Karayel from his social media account. Osborn wrote, “Interesting to see the Turkish Vestel #Karayel Tactical UAV/IHA on display on a #Saudi defense industry stand here at #Dubai.” Dubai Airshow will be open until 21 November. Photo belongs to Osborn’s Twitter account.  
  • Turkish TF-X Be Displayed At Paris Air show
    Turkish TF-X Be Displayed At Paris Air show 13 June 2019
    Turkish Aerospace will display for the first time the one-to-one mock-up of the Turkish Fighter at the International Paris Air show. The 53th edition of the International Paris Airshow will take place at Le Bourget airport between June 17-23, 2019. Turkish Aerospace, apart from the Turkish Fighter mock-up, will display ATAK, ANKA, HÜRJET and GÖKBEY platforms. Furthermore, ATAK helicopter will perform flight demonstrations during the show.
  • Turkish Aerospace Press Release
    Turkish Aerospace Press Release 13 June 2019
    Turkish Aerospace will display for the first time the one-to-one mock-up of the Turkish Fighter at the International Paris Airshow. The 17th edition of the International Paris Airshow will take place at Le Bourget airport between June 17-23, 2019. Turkish Aerospace, apart from the Turkish Fighter mock-up, will display ATAK, ANKA, HÜRJET and GÖKBEY platforms. Furthermore, ATAK helicopter will perform flight demonstrations during the show.  
  • China Accelerates Anti-Ship Market
    China Accelerates Anti-Ship Market 2 January 2019
    China announced the new CM-401 system has been offered the international market. The system introduced at Airshow China 2018 promises high deterrence against medium and large tonnage targets. First introduced in November, the CM-401 can be effective for a maximum range of 290 kilometers. Equipped with 290 kilograms of warhead, system can perform ballistic flights that can reach an altitude of 100 kilometres. Missile can reach 6 Mach speed at the terminal stage and offers a 90% hit r...
  • J-20 is  Ready for Aerial Refuelling
    J-20 is  Ready for Aerial Refuelling 16 November 2018
    China's most advanced stealth fighter jet, the J-20, is now ready for aerial refuelling operations. The J-20 is equipped with a fuel-receiving probe on the right side of the cockpit, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Tuesday. Embedded under the fuselage, the probe only pops up when the fighter jet conducts an aerial refuelling mission. On Sunday the J-20 displayed its missiles for the first time at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai. The missiles were kept at i...
  • Trials of TL-4 is Near Final Phase
    Trials of TL-4 is Near Final Phase 12 November 2018
    China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has announced that it is testing its new TL-4 antitank guided missile. The announcement came during Airshow China. During the testing process is about to be completed, the company said that the missile can successfully destroy the desired targets. The missile is covered with protective box which is 1.2 meters long, 174 mm wide and 178 mm high. The system can be equipped with a tandem warhead, and can be equipped with a fragme...
  • Unmanned Period in Airborne Early Warning
    Unmanned Period in Airborne Early Warning 9 November 2018
    China, introduced a new system in Airshow China 2018 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETGC) introduced the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system, which was adapted to the airborne early warning mission. The system, described as “first of its kind” was introduced as JY-300. Platform has similar size with Caihong-4 (CH-4) unmanned aerial vehicle, is 11 meters long and has 20 meters wingspan. The platform, which is equipped with many radar and sensors includi...
  • Thrust Vectoring System from China
    Thrust Vectoring System from China 6 November 2018
    Chinese thrust vectoring system has revealed for the first time. The system was seen on a J-10B aircraft in a photo taken during the preparations for the aviation exhibition in Zhuhai. Thrust vectoring nozzles are clearly visible in image. System is integrated on WS-10 jet engine. According to Jane's Defence Weekly, there are also smoke pods under the wing. This leads to the possibility that the aircraft will be able to make a flight demonstration during the airshow and show inc...
  • China Introduces Tilt-Rotor UAV
    China Introduces Tilt-Rotor UAV 3 November 2018
    China Aviation and Aerodynamics Academy, which operates under the China Aviation Sciences and Technology Company, introduced its new product. The system, called CH-10, is a tilt-rotor UAV. The platform can perform vertical take-off as like a helicopter and continues its movement like a fixed-wing aircraft. The change between flight modes forward movement of the rotors. The system, which can be used in reconnaissance and offensive missions, can carry identification, detect, search, r...
  • Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighters to Join Zhuhai Airshow
    Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighters to Join Zhuhai Airshow 1 November 2018
    Chinese J-20 fighters are expected to appear at Zhuhai Airshow even though they are not listed on the Airshow list. Multiple J-20 stealth fighter jets were spotted in the skies above Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province on Tuesday. Four J-20s under the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force flew over the Zhuhai Jinwan Airport at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Two J-20 formations, each consisting of two fighter jets, made a low pass through the airport, after which one...
  • T129 to Open to Africa
    T129 to Open to Africa 22 October 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) will participate in Marrakech Airshow to be held in Morocco on October 24-27, 2018. TUSAS will perform a flight demonstration with the T129 ATAK helicopter as part of the campaign for Africa. Morroco King 6th Mohammed’s participation is expected to Morocco Airshow. TUSAS is looking to introducing its ATAK helicopter along with all the indigenous products designed by TUSAS.
  • Racer High-Speed Demonstrator Passes Preliminary Design Review Milestone
    Racer High-Speed Demonstrator Passes Preliminary Design Review Milestone 18 October 2018
    Airbus Helicopters continues to progress with the development of its Racer (Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator, funded by European Union’s H2020 framework through the Clean Sky 2 program, and aiming to provide the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance. After the validation of the demonstrator’s aerodynamic configuration last year, key subsystems have now successfully passed their preliminary design...
  • Hard Times for Istanbul Airshow 7 October 2018
    Taking place in the last four days of September, Istanbul Airshow or former Airex, was perhaps the only exhibition to close the year without any enthusiasm. Organised for the 12th time in 22 years particularly in the area of commercial aviation, the event received an initial blow with Eurasia Airshow organised in May. The event was doomed to lose much of its lustre from the start as Boeing, which has recently realised one of the largest commercial sales to Turkey, had preferred Eura...
  • TUSAS Press Release 28 September 2018
    Turkish Aerospace Industries and Airbus have signed a collaborative agreement on research and development in secondary structures, such as movable parts, for Airbus aircraft programs. The agreement was signed by Turkish Aerospace President/CEO Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil and Airbus Head of Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Strategy and International Dr. Marco Miklis in a ceremony at the Istanbul Airshow 2018.
  • Farnborough under the Wings 16 August 2018
    Organised bi-annually at the Farnborough International Exhibition Conference Centre, located just one hour away from London, the International Airshow was the place where the heart of aviation beat. Participants from hundred different countries displayed their innovative products. Beyond these products, innovative capabilities in space also drew much attention. During the previous Farnborough International Airshow, the participants had signed commercial agreements worth $124bn. This...
  • Boeing and Saab Are Keen To Join Tempest Program
    Boeing and Saab Are Keen To Join Tempest Program 23 July 2018
    Senior executives from Boeing and Saab have indicated that their companies are taking a close look at the newly-unveiled Tempest fighter program and are interested in participating. Saab AB, maker of the Gripen warplane, said it’s interested in joining a U.K.-led project to develop a cutting-edge combat aircraft that would be a mainstay of defence programs in two decades time. Saab’s CEO Hakan Buskhe said “We’re much more intensive in discussion with the Brit...
  • The Looping Hercules
    The Looping Hercules 19 July 2018
    The LM-100J didloop maneuver. During the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, aircraft made a demonstration flight and did a "Loop" maneuver despite its big fuselage and turboprop engines.  "Loop" maneuvering was followed with interest. The civilian version of the C-130J-30 military transport aircraft, the LM-100J, was developed considering the needs of the civilian market. The aircraft, which made its first flight in May 2017 and equipped with ...
  • Atak Made Demonstration Flight
    Atak Made Demonstration Flight 18 July 2018
    T129 Atak made a demonstration flight at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018 holding in the United Kingdom. Part of the demonstration flight was shared from the official Instagram account of the TAI.
  • Resignation in Eurasia AirShow
    Resignation in Eurasia AirShow 14 May 2018
    Eurasia Airshow CEO Ferhat Yenibertiz resigned after the fair in Antalya on 25-29 April. In his statement, he announced his departure as of May 11 and wished well for the second Eurasia Airshow to be held on 22-26 April 2020.
  • Eurasia AirShow Fair News
    Eurasia AirShow Fair News 11 May 2018
    Otonom Teknoloji Exhibits Products From Leonardo, both Attack and Preparation Amphenol, Looking for a Market Nero is Targeting Exports Alp Aviation’s Indigenisation Effort Cargo Show by Antonov Union of Forces against Drones New Step from STM
  • Eurasia Airshow: OK or Over?
    Eurasia Airshow: OK or Over? 11 May 2018
    In an environment, where many participating companies and people wondered about the future of this exhibition, we set our prority to clarify the issue. The success of an exhibition is calculated with the opportunities of cooperation offered to its participants. Questions referring to the names and numbers of companies opening stands and pavilions and to the details of high level participants, provide a general picture. Past performance of the event as well as the level of organisati...
  • 'Women in Air and Space' Symposium Held at Eurasia Airshow
    'Women in Air and Space' Symposium Held at Eurasia Airshow 3 May 2018
    The 'Women In Air and Space ' Symposium was organized at the Eurasia Airshow held in Antalya between April 25th and 29th, 2018, in order to promote gender balance, especially in the aerospace industry. On the second day of the fair, the 'Women in Air and Space' symposium brought together professionals from military and civilian industry, academics and people interested in aerospace to discuss the development and advancement of women in aviation and space in technical...
  • Turkey, Ukraine To Cooperate On STOL Transport Aircraft
    Turkey, Ukraine To Cooperate On STOL Transport Aircraft 30 April 2018
    Turkey and Ukraine will cooperate on manufacturing a Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) military transport aircraft. Due to high tactical and operational characteristics, this aircraft has low requirements for runway length, and can also be operated from airfields. The presentation of the program was held in Eurasia Airshow by Sergii Omelchenko, First Deputy Director General of the SC “Ukroboronprom”, and Dr. Oleksandr Los, Acting President of ANTONOV Company. 
  • FİGES, ANOVA Cooperation in Software
    FİGES, ANOVA Cooperation in Software 27 April 2018
    On the third day of the Eurasia Airshow, FIGES signed a cooperation agreement. FİGES and ANOVA Engineering companies established a joint venture under the name NUMESYS Yazılım Sistemleri A.S. NUMESYS established as the computer-aided engineering software company ANSYS representative in the status of ELITE CHANNEL PARTNER. With this joint venture, the companies aim to extend the use of simulation technology in Turkey. 
  • Special Display for KC2 Voyager
    Special Display for KC2 Voyager 26 April 2018
    A special display held for KC2 Voyager at Eurasia Airshow 2018 held in Antalya in Turkey. At display, the Royal Air Force (RAF) KC2 Voyager was introduced to the participants from Turkey. The Airbus A330 MRTT (Multi-Role Transport Tanker) aircraft are operated by the Royal Air Force with the name KC2 Voyager. The A330MRTT, with a fuel capacity of 111.200 kilograms, was serviced by NATO and eight other countries. The platform which is multi-role capability, also an alternative to Tur...
  • Fire Suppression Systems Become National with Alp
    Fire Suppression Systems Become National with Alp 26 April 2018
    Alp Aviation has signed an agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems / KIDDE Aerospace & Defense which is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. With the agreement, fire detection and suppression systems used in military land vehicles, military aircraft, military shelters and positions, as well as civilian air and marine vehicles, will be get national. The agreement was signed with the participation of the Defense Industry Undersecretary Prof. Dr. Ismail Demir at the Eurasia Airshow ...
  • Important Step for TFX
    Important Step for TFX 26 April 2018
    TAI and Aselsan united their forces at TFX Project. Two of leading companies of the sector have signed a preliminary agreement on the development of radar, electronic warfare and electro-optical systems for TFX during Eurasia Airshow in Antalya. Under the signed prelminary agreement, development work will be initiated for the sub-systems for the needs and capabilities of a fifth-generation aircraft required for the TFX project. It is planned to integrate the critical mission systems that need...
  • METEKSAN Spots SAVER Burns
    METEKSAN Spots SAVER Burns 25 April 2018
    Turkish companies united their powers against drones. Meteksan production Retinar OPUS Surveillance Radar and SAVER's LaDRONS (Laser Anti-Drone System) have been integrated for the combined use and an effective anti-drone system has been developed. The use of drones is becoming increasingly widespread. This situation creates a threat to critical plant security, troop protection and border security. Against this problem, Meteksan and SAVER united with Retrinar OPUS and LaDRONS th...