|2012 Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to Turkey -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Defense Industry Eq.|
Turkey is a booming market and emerging hub for markets in Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa. On the civil aviation side, Turks are frequent flyers. Domestic and international passenger numbers totaled over 85 million last year. Turkey's strategic location ensures unrivaled advantages in airline, MRO, cargo and air taxi services in the region. Istanbul is considering adding a 3rd international airport. At the same time, there is strong growth in Turkey's defense sector. The Turkish market is particularly promising for U.S. suppliers seeking joint-venture opportunities. There are increased opportunities for US small- and medium- sized enterprises within a Turkish partnership framework to enable the modernization of the Turkish Armed Forces. Within the next 25 years, combat weapons and equipment will need to be replaced or modernized.
|Amy Magat, Los Angeles (Downtown)|
International Trade Specialist
|Mark Cooper, Indianapolis|
|Ozge Cirika, Ankara|
Phone: 90-312-455-5555 ext. 7169 or 457-7169
|Thomas Bruns, Ankara|