Aviation sector is growing rapidly in locally and globally, and interest in unmanned aerial vehicles and radio-controlled systems are increasing every day. Importance of university level education in aviation is also increasing with all these developments and companies are willing to employ more qualified engineers.
ATA Team is established in I995 by the students of Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics. The team is managed by students and regularly participates in Design / Build / Fly (DBF) competition organized by The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Each year students participate in DBF, which helps them to gain experience regarding aircraft design, structural analysis, fluid analysis and propulsion systems. Students develop personal skills and team working ability, which reinforces knowledge they gain from the courses.
ATA team ranked 28th place in 2014 (which corresponds to top position among participating Turkish teams) and ranked 6th in 2015. To date, highest ranking of the team was the 4th position in DBF. The team targets to reach the 1st place in next years.