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Director General - Bahri KESICI

After graduation from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Middle East Technical University in 1981 as a military student he was assigned as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer at Eskisehir 1st Air Supply and Maintenance Center for fighter Jets, where he also did act as manager at the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory for Calibration later on. He was commissioned as an official responsible for the Avionics Systems Shops and has undergone several trainings for depot-level maintenance in the USA. Then he was assigned as the Commander of the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory at the 4th Main Jet Base Command in 1993, and accomplished the certification of the laboratory. He was Technical Liaison Officer on behalf of the Ministry of National Defense in WPAFB / Dayton, Ohio with the purpose of supporting the F-16 Aircraft manufacturing program between 1994 - 1996. He served at the F-16 Program management department of the Ministry of National Defense between 1996 and 1997. He served at the Air Forces Command in respect of the CASA aircraft manufacturing project, Cougar Helicopter manufacturing Project, Tanker Aircraft supply project between 1997 - 2000. He retired at the rank of Senior Major at the beginning of 2000. He served as an ISO 9001 and EU project consultant at the private sector between 2000 - 2003, and he served as a Business Development Manager at a private manufacturing machinery company. He served as the Mayor of Kavak, a district of Samsun Province, between 2004 - 2009. He was assigned as the Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in 2009. He assumed duties at the realization of the projects of the Information Management System (automation) and Electronic Document Management System of the mentioned institution. He served as the Deputy Director General, in charge of the Air Transport Department, Strategy Development Department and D-8. Currently he is acting Director General of Turkish DGCA.