Only recently, Boeing (i.e. the American multinational aerospace and defense corporation) opened a new training facility in Antalya, Turkey, where the company's future pilots can perfect their flying skills while also keeping a close eye on environmental protection.
To cut a long story short, the Boeing company claims that this facility is self-sustaining, meaning that thanks to the implementation of various green-oriented technologies the training center is fully capable of providing for itself energy-wise.
reports that the most impressive environmentally-friendly construction to be found at this training center is the solar powered flight simulator, whose goal is to see to it that future Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 pilots possess the skills needed in their future careers.
Moreover, sun power is used to recharge various electric vehicles that serve to transport both employees and other people to this training center.
Lastly, said green energy source is made to heat the water systems at this facility, so one can easily argue that the “self-sustaining” label the Boeing company brought forth for this training facility is quite accurate.
Commenting on this project, Marty van Veluw, presently employed as chief executive of the International Flight Training Center (IFTC), made a case of how, “Our vision is to offer the highest quality and the most cost efficient training with the utmost of customer friendly service, while at the same time operating a completely sustainable simulator center.”
Furthermore, “We're excited to share this vision with Boeing and to lead the industry with this first of its kind 'green' training center.”
Rumor has it that, at one point in the not so distant future, Boeing will also invest in developing a small community of trainees in the proximity of this facility, which will also rely heavily on renewables and will therefore generate roughly the same amounts of energy it will need in order to stay afloat.