Turkish Aircraft Industries Corporation (TUSAS) was established on June 28, 1973 under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Technology in order to reduce the foreign dependency in defense industry in Turkey.
With the decision of meeting the combat aircraft requirement of Turkish Air Force (TurAF) with F-16s, TUSAS Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) was established by Turkish and US partners in 1984 for a period of 25 years with the aim to realize the manufacture, systems integration and flight tests of F-16 that would be delivered to TurAF.
TAI was restructured in the year 2005, just before the 25 years of period came to an end, with the acquisition of foreign shares by Turkish shareholders. Along with this restructuring, TAI and TUSAS have merged under the roof of Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) and have broadened its activities. Today, known as Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) has become Turkey's center of technology in design, development, modernization, manufacturing, integration and life cycle support of integrated aerospace systems, from fixed and rotary wing air platforms to UAVs and satellites.
TAI, which ranks among the top hundred global players in aerospace and defence arena, based its business on five strategic pillars as shown below:
In addition, integrated logistics service is also provided for all products designed and produced by TAI.
Becoming a "World Brand Aerospace Company" with indigenous products and global competitive power.
Leading the development of Turkey's aerospace industry.
TAI takes behaving properly to corporate values and business ethics as the main ethical principle in all domains. TAI places emphasis to be objective and transparent in all business interactions and acknowledges accountability as a responsibility.
TAI managers and employees regard company benefits above personal interests and behave responsible to all shareholders and to natural environment.