TAI ships first body parts of A400M planes
August 06, 2007, Monday/ 19:16:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN
Turkey has contributed parts to the first planes of the new Airbus troop transport (A400M) model, in which it is participating together with five European copartners.Tusaş Aerospace Industries (TAI) signed an agreement with Airbus Military Company and has completed the shipment of six sets of middle-front fuselage, emergency exit doors, rear fuselage upper panels, rear upper escape door, three sets of ailerons and 15 sets of spoilers. As part of the project, the middle-front fuselage and front fuselage parts which TAI designs and produces are put together in Spain. Other elements will be designed by Germany (fuselage) and France (nose). TAI will also take the responsibility of producing and supplying all the internal and external lighting and clean/waste water systems of the planes.