ACA


Cluster description


Description of your aviation region
Aerospace Cluster Association (ACA) is a nationally open cluster that has members from different cities in Turkey.
Year of creation
2010
Region
-
Number of companies
48
Number of research institutes
5
Numbers of public authorities
1
Other cluster members
28 (including Aegean Chamber of Industry, Aegean Chamber of Industry Foundation, Aegean Economic Development Foundation, Aegean Free Zone Corp., Gaziemir Municipality, Izmir Ataturk Organized Industrial Zone, Kemalpasa Organized Industrial Zone , Turkish Aviation Institution, Space Camp – Turkey)
Number of employees of all aerospace actors
~ 10.000
Organizational form
Non-Profit Association
Financing
Member Fees, Projects
Main industry actors

HAVELSAN, KALE AERO, STM A.Ş.

Main research institutes

METU, IYTE, EGE University, Katip Celebi University

Cluster Competence and Strategy


  • Production (Aircraft/Engine Parts & Systems), Composite Manufacturing, Machine Production, Customs Clearance & Logistics, Design & Development, Software & Simulation, Thermal & Special Processing, Metal Working, Powder Metallurgy, Hosing Systems, Airport Vehicles, Tow Tractors & Trucks, Fire Fighting & Emergency Vehicles, Harnesses, Molds & Fixtures

Help to increase the contribution of SME’s to aerospace and defense sectors

  • Trainings
  • Supporting their certification procedure
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Information sharing through seminars
  • Networking
  • SASAD (National Aerospace OEM’s Association) Membership

 Facilitate the integration of our universities and research institutes with the aerospace industry

  • Supporting University events
  • Supporting the network within.

Create new co-operation opportunities with    international partners in the fields of R&D and co-production

  • MOU’s with clusters
  • Delegate visits
  • Networking
  • EACP Membership
  • Information flow about industrial participation, announcements and offset programs

Supporting Vocational Aviation Education

  • Aviation Higher Vocational School (In Ege University)
  • International Internship Programs
  • ACA has MOU’s with Bavaria, Aviabelt, Hanse Aerospace in Germany) and Aviation Valley Aerospace Cluster in Poland. Experience in EU and Local Government funded projects in support of SME’s competitiveness.
  • Supporting Vocational Education to create a pool of technical experts in Aircraft Manufacturing & MRO.

Contact Information Cluster Management


Director / President
Yalcin Yilmazkaya
 00905322816664
 y.yilmazkaya@gmail.com
International relations
Zeynep Ucok Zor
 + 90 530 8759115
 zeynephukd.org.tr

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