Representatives from Turkish Airlines have met with UK Business Minister Kemi Badenoch, along with Airbus Turkey President Simon Ward and John Kelly, President, Rolls-Royce (Middle East, Turkey and Africa) for an event to enhance aviation relations between Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Discussions focused on advancing the bilateral relations in the framework of aviation sectors of the both countries. Topics included new investments, the development of competitive industrial collaborations, and the support for sustainable initiatives in aviation.
Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat, remarked, “We are happy to welcome Secretary Badenoch today and continue to take another step in Turkish Airlines’ journey of international collaboration and innovation. Our discussions have set the stage for strengthened ties and enriched cooperation of our respective countries’ aviation sectors, aligning with our vision for a progressive and sustainable global aviation industry. With our sizable new order of Airbus aircraft and Rolls Royce engines, we plan to continue to maintain our leading position in global aviation in the years to come.”
Business and Trade Secretary for the UK Kemi Badenoch said; “I’m delighted to be here following the historic deal with Turkish Airlines and UK-based Airbus and Rolls Royce -a deal that highlights our thriving trade relationship with Türkiye. Türkiye presents huge opportunities for the UK’s world leading aerospace and manufacturing sectors, and I am using visits like this to unlock further opportunities for business on both sides.”
This meeting follows Turkish Airlines’ announcement on December 18, 2023, of one of the biggest Airbus aircraft orders to date.