It is not widely known that Turkey began quite early to be active in aircraft production. At the beginning the aircraft production was supported mainly by the army. After a difficult start-up phase this status changed only
gradually. In the course of time, both civilian institutions and private persons worked in this interesting area. In the following you will find the very first attempt to present this quite unknown part of aviation in a very summarized form. All information was taken from my book TÃ¼rk UÃ§ak Ãœretimi/Turkish Aircraft Production. Additional information was taken from the books Ottoman Aviation 1909-1919 (by Ole NIKOLAJSEN and BÃ¼lent YILMAZER),
Turkish Military Aircraft 1912-1995 (by Ole NIKOLAJSEN) and Civil Aviation in Turkey 1923-2000 by (Ole NIKOLAJSEN and Tuncay DENIZ). All three books can be ordered on CD from Mr. BÃ¼lent YILMAZER (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org).
I have marked all data with question marks (?) when more data was not able to be properly determined in my research.
I would like to thank the following individuals for their help in the preparation of this site:
Mr. M. Bahattin ADIGÃœZEL, Mr. Ã–merÃ¼l Faruk ALTINTABAK, Ms. Yildiz ATALAY, Mr. Rifat BAYRAK,
Mr. Nadir DOGAN, Turkish Airlines Captain N. Selim ETGER, Turkish Air Force Col. Semih GÃœL, Mr. Mehmet KUM MSc (AeE), Prof. Dr. Ajun KURTER, Mr. Ole NIKOLAJSEN, Mr. Ã–mer Ã–ZKAYA, Turkish Airlines Captain Yavuz SÃœTÃ‡Ãœ and Mr. BÃ¼lent YILMAZER.