Boeing plans to invest in Turkish city

Boeing, one of the world's leading aerospace corporations, is working to establish a 100-person resource facility for repair and maintenance services in the central Anatolian city of Konya.

Boeing plans to invest in Turkish city

Boeing, one of the world's leading aerospace corporations, is working to establish a 100-person resource facility for repair and maintenance services in the central Anatolian city of Konya.

Konya Chamber of Industry (KSO) Chairman Tahir Büyükhelvacıgil said Australian executives from Boeing have arrived to imspect the city's industrial infrastructure, reported the Anatolia news agency.

Boeing Supply and Technical Assistantance Coordinator Scott Franklin and ABS ILS Coordinator Tony Larcombe exchanged information with industrialists operating in Konya. A committee of industrialists is also accompanying them during the three-day visit.

Franklin said Boeing has 150,000 workers around the world and the company had sent technical staff members to Turkey in the past to perform maintenance work on four Boeing aircraft, and now they would like to establish a permanent maintenance facility in Konya.

Boeing officials noted: "Konya has the strength to compete with the world's leading industries. We have come across a far more developed industrial infrastructure than we ever expected."

Büyükhelvacıgil emphasized that Konya had a continuously growing equity and the capacity to support any of Boeing's infrastructural investments. "Boeing's arrival will serve to boost [the city's] industry and we hope Boeing will become a precedent for foreign investment in Konya," he added.

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