New aircraft maintenance centers may be built in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
In the coming years, it is planned to build new centers for maintenance and repair of aircraft in Turkey, a source in the country’s Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications told Trend.
Increasing the number of such centers will ensure annual maintenance of about 500 aircraft, the source noted.
“Along with this, it is planned to increase the potential of Turkish civil aviation,” the source said.
The need to increase the number of aircraft maintenance centers is also related to construction of new airports in the Turkish provinces, which in turn is important for the development of tourism and increasing the volume of freight transportations, the source noted.
It should be recalled that construction of a third airport in Istanbul and the new Rize-Artvin Airport, which will be built in drained areas in the north-west of the country, continues.
Thus, the total number of airports in Turkey will reach 57.
The first airport in Turkey was built in 1912 and was used for military purposes.
For the first time the Istanbul airport was opened for international flights in 1953 and in 1985 it was renamed in honor of founder of the Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.