Turkish-British joint venture to develop aircraft engine control systems for German company

Published 10.05.2017 00:00
Updated 10.05.2017 19:25

BNA, a recently established joint venture between Turkey's Nurol Holding and the United Kingdom's BAE Systems, signed a deal with Germany-based AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions on May 10 to develop and produce electronic aircraft engine control systems for the company.

AES, headquartered in Munich, is a joint venture between Germany's MTU Aero Engines and France's Safran Electronics & Defense with 50 percent of shares each for the development of safety-critical hardware and software for military and commercial aviation applications.

The deal was signed on the sidelines of the 13th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF'17), which is taking place from May 9-11 in Istanbul.

According to a follow-up press release from Nurol, AES CEO Bernard Jurczynski expressed pleasure to be in cooperation with BNA, which specializes in subsystems for aerospace programs.

BNA CEO Eray Gökalp said the company's aim was to develop innovative and highly competitive aerospace products with high added value and to offer engineering support in aircraft design programs.

BNA's prior target technologies include flight control, engine control, fuel and hydraulic systems, simulation technologies and virtual reality, according to the press release.

BAE Systems also enjoyed a successful industrial partnership in the sector in Turkey through Nurol and FNSS Savunma Sistemleri (FNSS), in which Turkey's Nurol Holding owns 51 percent of the shares.

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