IDEF 2017

11th May 2017

This week, Stirling’s CEO, Mark Cook, and Aerospace Technical Services Business Manager, Bandula Pathinayake, are attending IDEF 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. IDEF has been held bi-annually in Turkey since 1993 and is the biggest defence industry fair in the Eurasian region. This four-day show provides Stirling with the perfect opportunity to catch up with existing customers and to follow up on the opportunities and developments in the region.

In light of the cooperation agreement made between Turkey and the UK in January this year on the TF-X 5th generation fighter aircraft, and recent comments made by the General Director of Turkish Aerospace Industries, it is clear Turkey has ambitious plans for its aerospace and defence industries and Stirling is looking forward to supporting those ambitions.

This is Stirling’s second visit to IDEF and during the week we will be attending meetings with existing customers and developing new connections with companies requiring innovative and niche engineering services. Stirling has developed a diverse and proficient range of capabilities over its 30 years in business and is adept at working collaboratively with international clients to help them develop indigenous capabilities within the aerospace and defence sectors.

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