Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, said that the number of 34,4 million airline passengers reached 193 million last year, thanks to Turkish civil aviation.
The Turkish Civil Aviation Academy, which was implemented with the support of the European Union by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, was opened.
Speaking at the opening Arslan, noting that the academy co-funded by the EU and Turkey, said that the most important indicators of social well-being of the rapidly growing aviation sector in parallel to globalization and technological development.
Arslan, Turkey, noting that it has a great potential in this regard, from Turkey 3-3,5 60 hour flight, can reach around the country, he told the annual GDP of these countries is 35 trillion dollars.
Referring to the importance of aviation in the use of trade and transportation made up of this GDP, Arslan stated that they took big steps in aviation in the 15 year.
Arslan said, at 15 has made a great breakthrough in Turkish civil aviation with our wide horizon. The first thing we did was the liberalization of the aviation sector. Today, THY is one of the world's biggest players in civil aviation. This is our pride. However, due to the development of civil aviation, other airline companies have also grown and strengthened. Ancak
In the last 15-16 years, Arslan talked about the developments in aviation industry, 2 26 from the center to the domestic flights to 7 point 55 point to the domestic flights today, 50 60 to the international flights to the point in the 2017 country 119 point of the end of the 296 XNUMX end of the country reached the XNUMX point reached.
Arslan, "We can not reach any point in the world will not stay," we said. Within the framework of this target, Turkish civil aviation has become one of the countries with the largest flight network in the world..
In the shadow of these developments, the 2003 million in 34,4, the number of passengers reached 193 million last year, said Arslan, the targets to go over 200 million.
”We will make new airports in Antalya and Alaçatı“
Arslan stated that almost all of the population will have an airport near 100, and that they have reached 55 airport. he told me.
Arslan also said that they will expand the flight network by making a new airport in the west of Antalya and in Alacati.
Arslan stated that the training of the personnel who will work at the Istanbul New Airport is very important and that this academy will play an important role in aviation education.
Arslan emphasized that in the field of aviation, as in all other areas, the importance of education, the creation of an education policy, are of vital importance to all stakeholders of the aviation sector.
"Turkey will become the training trainers in civil aviation"
Minister Arslan, "Turkey will become not only can train the personnel in the region in the country. Even the trainers will become educated. In
Arslan stated that the academy was realized with a budget exceeding 11 million euros in cooperation with the EU for the continuation of Turkish civil aviation success and that the academy was equipped with the most modern equipment.
Arslan gave the following information about the academy:
Iştir The Turkish Civil Aviation Academy was built on a budget of more than 23 million euros in an area of one thousand square meters. The academy, which is equipped with the most modern facility facilities and educational tools, consists of a total of 11 floors and approximately 4 thousand square meters of closed area. The building has 12 class, 22 conference room, 1 meeting room with total 210 personality, 5 office, kitchen, cafeteria, shelter, educator room and library.
In order to train the trainers who will work in the academy, training courses of the trainers were given. The Turkish Civil Aviation Academy will be a pioneer in the field of civil aviation training to the Middle East, Africa and Asia countries with the capacity to train around 1,000 thousand domestic and foreign trainees annually. Sivil
Arslan, the academy, the future of Turkey and the region recording will help the training of talented aviation professionals, "the academy with we made cooperation agreement in the field of education with ICAO aviation safety and security will make an important contribution to ensuring a global scale." He said.
Violeta Bulc, Member of the Commission for Transport, was also present at the event.
After the speeches, the opening ribbon of the academy Minister Arslan and officials found in the examination of the class.