ASFAT Delivers Fourth A400M Aircraft to Turkish Air Force after Retrofit

Turkish Air Force has received the 4th A400M aircraft after retrofitting by ASFAT in collaboration with Airbus. The ASFAT’s state-of-the-art facilities based in Kayseri enable ASFAT to upgrade the A400M aircraft of the Turkish Air Force.

Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar attended the “Ceremony for the Delivery of the 4th Retrofitted A4M Aircraft to the Turkish Air Force” at the 2nd Air Maintenance Factory. In his speech, Minister Akar reminded that the Retrofit agreement was signed in October 2019. Minister Akar stated that 3 aircraft whose retrofit operations were completed within the framework of the agreement were delivered to the Air Force Command, and today they received the 4th aircraft whose retrofit was completed.

Emphasizing that additional capabilities have been brought to the factory with the agreement made with Airbus, one of the leading aviation companies, Minister Akar said, “Kayseri, which is a leading industrial city in Turkey, has taken another important step towards becoming a technology and production center. We believe that in the coming period, the retrofit operations of the planes of friendly and allied countries will be carried out in our factory, and in this way, much more added value will be provided to the country’s economy.”

Turkiye is also the 4th nation that has the approved A400M maintenance, repair, and retrofit centers.

Umair Aslam
Umair Aslam is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Defense Insight. He has worked as a defense journalist reporting on military modernization programs, nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and the South Asian Arms race.

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