Martin-Baker is to supply the crew escape system for the Turkish air force’s Hurkus B turboprop trainers, under a deal signed on the opening day of the Farnborough air show.

John Buckler, the UK company’s head of commercial operations, put pen to paper, along with Hurkus developer Turkish Aerospace Industries’ executive vice-president of aircraft Özcan Ertem.

The agreement covers the supply of M-B’s Mk T16N ejection seat for a Hurkus B prototype and an initial production run of 14 of the aircraft for the Turkish air force. The system will be slightly adapted from the same model of seat which already equips two A-model trainers, says project manager Chris Brooke Izzard. […]