Airbus Defence & Space (DS) has authorised the Turkish Air Force’s 2nd Air Supply and Maintenance Centre (2nd ASMC) in Kayseri as a regional support and maintenance centre for Airbus CN235 aircraft following a detailed certification process conducted over the last year. The approval brings to a successful completion the process first announced at IDEF 2015.
Turkey is the world’s largest operator of CN235s with 59 aircraft and has accumulated a wealth of expertise in the maintenance, repair, overhaul and updating of the aircraft in 20 years of operations.
The agreement capitalises on those proven capabilities to provide support for aircraft of the Turkish Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy as well as those of other operators in the region. A single CN235 aircraft will be brought to Kayseri from an allied country to perform tests and begin the implementation process in October.