HAVELSAN will continue to expand the scope and breadth of its commercial training system portfolio throughout 2024, according to Emre Bilge, the company’s Business Development Director. 

During a meeting at WATS 2024, Bilge told CAT, the commercial training system supplier and services provider is pursuing several business strategies.

In one case, HAVELSAN is gaining strength as a training system provider.

The OEM signed a contract with Turkish Airlines for the delivery of 11 A320 CEO/NEOs and Boeing 737 Max full flight simulators (FFS) and FTDs. Of the 11 systems, five are FFSs – two for the Boeing MAX8 and three for the A320.  All devices are expected to be delivered by the end of 2024.

SunExpress also partnered with HAVELSAN for the supply of a Boeing B737NG flight training device (FTD Level II). The simulator is planned to be installed at the SunExpress Headquarters in Antalya by the end of 2024.

Beyond airline customers, during WATS 2024, HAVELSAN and full flight simulator training center, International Flight Training Center (IFTC), a member company of Gözen Holding, announced a contract award by IFTC to HAVELSAN for an Airbus A320 NEO/CEO FFS with three device options. The FFS is expected to be delivered this summer.

HAVELSAN’S FTDs provide level 1-2/4,5,6 training capabilities, in essence allowing a training organization to support a pilot’s training continuum, from cadet/ab initio training up through training supported in an FFS.     


Training Center

Following the EASA certification of the two Turkish Airlines B737MAX FFSs, HAVELSAN and the carrier opened a new Turkish Airline Training Center within HAVELSAN’s premises in Ankara.

HAVELSAN will also supply maintenance for the center’s training devices, allowing the company to further develop its capabilities as a services provider.

HAVELSAN has the capacity to manufacture eight FFSs and four FTDs in one year.


Further Expansion Eyed

HAVELSAN’s competencies in training devices support narrow-body fleets. But that focus is expanding according to Bilge, who observed the Ankara-based OEM is being attentive to opportunities to provide training devices for wide-body commercial aircraft fleets.  

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