Posted on: 01 November 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic have celebrated the official grand opening of their joint venture (JV) advanced CFM56 engine and V2500 engine overhaul facility in Istanbul, Turkey.
Positioning itself as the Center of Excellence for CFM56 and V2500 maintenance, repair and overhauls within the region, the 25,000 m2 (269,000 ft2) Turkish Engine Center is located adjacent to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport in the Anatolian peninsula. The facility has the capacity to service more than 250 engines annually.
Designed to meet the Gold standards of the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, the Turkish Engine Center is built with recycled material and uses renewable energy sources for a portion of its energy load. In addition the site is anticipated to reduce its overall water usage by 40% compared with conventional facility designs.
"Pratt & Whitney and Turkish Technic have strong commitments to environmental policies," remarked Todd Kallman, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines & Global Services president. "Therefore, we continuously focus on integrating operational and sustainable practices that help conserve energy while minimising waste."