Boeing and Turkish Aerospace (TUSAŞ) signed a contract to manufacture and supply the engine cover of Boeing's single-aisle family of Boeing 737s. With this contract, TUSAŞ is expected to meet half of the monthly engine cover production for all Boeing 737 aircraft to be produced as from 2025.
The contract signed between Boeing and TUSAŞ also expands TUSAŞ’s Boeing Commercial Aircraft portfolio. The close industry cooperation of the two companies not only uplifts the performance and financing capacity of the 737 program, but also furthers the long-standing relationship between Boeing and the Turkish aviation industry.
The role of engine covers in aircraft is to protect engine-mounted components and equipment by creating an aerodynamic surface on the engine fan frame between the air inlet and the reverse thrust system. There are two engine covers surrounding each engine which can be opened for repair and maintenance of engine parts and equipment on the engine fan frame.
Commenting on the contract, TUSAŞ President and CEO Prof. Temel KOTİL said, “TUSAŞ continues to take place among the manufacturers that have proven themselves in the field of aero structures with its half-century experience. While we develop and implement projects in the field of aviation in our country, we also perform high-quality critical productions for the world's leading air platform manufacturers. We are excited about the engine cover production that we will carry out for Boeing within the scope of the contract. We will gain a new capability in our company. I congratulate all my colleagues and Boeing executives who contributed to this cooperation.”
Boeing Turkey Managing Director and Country Representative Ayşem SARGIN said, “We are confident that Turkey, which is among Boeing's strategic growth countries and an important industry and technology partner, has the potential to make great contributions to the global aviation industry. Boeing expanded its presence, investments and supply chain in Turkey with the National Aviation Plan implemented with Turkey a few years ago. The selection of TUSAŞ for the 737 engine cover production reflects Boeing's strategic partnership with Turkey and the world-class capability of the Turkish aviation industry.”
The production of the 737 engine covers will be conducted at TUSAŞ facilities in Ankara, where TUSAŞ is currently producing the 787 Dreamliner elevator, cargo panel, horizontal tail leading edge and 737 elevator for Boeing and has delivered thousands of parts and components for Boeing aircraft that have been flying for years