First Delivery of Gökbey Utility Helicopter to Be Made in 2022

TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil made important statements about the Gökbey Utility Helicopter project.

TUSAŞ General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil made important statements for the platforms in the project phase in his interview at the ÖDTÜBİRDER Hasbihal event moderated by Tuba Özberk on 17 January 2021. Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil talked about the National Combat Aircraft, Gökbey General Purpose helicopter projects and the targets of TAI at the event.

Prof. on Gökbey helicopter. Dr. Temel Kotil announced that the helicopter will begin to be delivered in 2022. Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil said, “The T-625 Gökbey is a helicopter behind the front line. In its class there is a similar helicopter made by the Italian Leonardo. I hope we will sell more than him in a year. Deliveries haven't started yet. We will make the first delivery of Gökbey in 1. " gave his statements.

In 2023, GOKBEY will deliver 3 general purpose helicopters to the Gendarmerie General Command.

Turkish Aerospace Industry (TAI) General Manager Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil made important statements regarding the latest situation in the programs run by TAI. Speaking to TAI staff, Temel Kotil stated in his statements regarding TAI's work within the scope of the GÖKBEY project and stated that they will start the production of 2021 general purpose helicopters for the Gendarmerie General Command by 3.

Stating that GÖKBEY helicopters, which started mass production in 2020, will also be delivered in 2022, Temel Kotil stated that from 2023 they will reach the capacity to produce 24 GÖKBEYs per month and XNUMX in a year.

Gökbey Certification Flights

Stating that the plane, which will have a capacity of 2020 people in December 12, can be used as a military logistics and ambulance helicopter, Prof. Dr. Temel Kotil emphasized that Gökbey would be the first in his class.

Kotil reported that Gökbey has been conducting certification flights as of December 2020. Stating that all conditions were tested in the flights in question, Kotil stated that this process took a long time and if necessary, the process could be extended for another 2 years. Kotil stated that the Gökbey general purpose helicopter is planned to be produced 2 units per year, 24 per month.

Source: defenceturk

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