AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE INDUSTRY
As one of the most powerful cities in Turkey in terms of logistics, İzmir is one of the very few cities specialized in the aerospace and defense industry.
İzmir is one of the most powerful cities of Turkey in terms of logistics, using the 22 billion dollar of its annual gross national product for the defense industry.
İzmir is home to the first aerospace cluster in Turkey, "Aerospace Cluster Association (HUKD)".
There are about 250 aerospace and defense companies in İzmir.
There are a total of 4 vocational aviation schools in İzmir to support the sector.
According to the “World's Most Competitive Cities” report published by Conway Inc., the publisher of the Site Selection Magazine, İzmir was selected the most competitive city in the Aerospace Sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2015.