Next week members of our team will be in Istanbul as we attend the bi-annual tradeshow, IDEF, held between 5th – 8th May. With a packed schedule of meetings and a bigger and better booth compared with 2 years ago, IDEF is a highlight of our calendar. The event brings together key stakeholders from the defense community in Turkey, as well as industry players from around the region.
In 2013 Honeywell attended the show for the first time and it was an exciting experience. The show, just like the country was vibrant with possibilities. Growth is rapid in Turkey and there are a number of new platforms in development which provide us with some great opportunities to provide technology solutions to complex operational requirements. Partnerships are key to our aspirations, as we work with our partners to help Turkey achieve its ambition of becoming self-sufficient in the defense industry as the industry works to design, develop and manufacture completely new platforms for their national defense requirements and for export.
At the exhibition we will be showcasing our satellite communications, safety and flight-deck capabilities as well as meeting with our key customers and partners in this important region. Our activities in Turkey span a wide range of applications including providing power for the T-129 helicopter with the LHTEC CTS800 engine, which is produced in a 50:50 partnership with Rolls-Royce. If you are at the show, please stop by booth 221E to learn how we are making the possibilities of partnership a reality in Turkey.