SUBU Technology Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Speaking at the event moderated by Yusuf Çay, Kotil emphasized the importance of working hard to achieve the goals.
Talking about the developments in his career, Kotil talked about the establishment purpose and fields of activity of TAI.
Kotil answered the question about the latest situation in the National Combat Aircraft Project, “Turkey’s most important project is by far the National Combat Aircraft. It starts the engine on March 18, 2023, leaves the hangar, but there is a 2-year test period to fly it. When it takes off, there is no turning back. In 2028, we deliver this plane to the Air Force, locally and nationally. ” He spoke in the form.
Emphasizing that helicopter production is their strongest field, Kotil said that thanks to T129, engineers and technicians were trained as helicopters and this process was strengthened with Gökbey.
Talking about the targets of TAI, Kotil said, “When we look at the turnover we have achieved, we are in the top 50s in the world. Our goal is to make TAI to the top 10 by 2028. This time, we want to realize this as TAI.” used the expression.
“Not giving the F-35 means we work harder”
Referring to Turkey’s continuing communication and surveillance satellite studies, Kotil made evaluations on the F-35 program.
Reminding that the United States of America (USA) announced that it would not give Turkey the F-35, Kotil emphasized that the decision was not correct.
Pointing out that the second dimension of the issue is industrial cooperation, Kotil said:
Kotil stated that software is important in the air industry and advised young people to turn to software.
Stating that the efforts of names such as Vecihi Hürkuş and Nuri Demirağ in the past are energetic for them, Kotil said, “If we work so much today, their share is much. May Allah be pleased with them.” said.