2012 Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to Turkey Detailed Event Information For 2012 Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to Turkey
2012 Aerospace and Defense Trade Mission to Turkey -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Defense Industry Eq.
Location/Date: Ankara, Turkey 12/03/2012 - 12/07/2012
Event Summary:
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.

Contacts:
Ozge Eksi, Ankara
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 90-312-455-5555 ext. 7169 or 457-7169
Ozge.Eksi@trade.gov