The Korte Company was awarded a contract for the Design-Build construction of the P-8A Multi-Missioned Aircraft Training Facility at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.
The 101,000-square-foot facility is designed to house 19 Flight Simulators that re-create aircraft flight in virtually any environment and situation. The facility provides a multitude of applications for use, ranging from pilot training to analyzing aircraft reaction to external and environmental factors.
Eight of the simulators will be Operational Flight Trainers (OFT). This type of simulator is a full-motion reproduction of the aircraft cockpit and replicates the visual out-of-window display and cockpit noises. It simulates the systems, equipment features, and performance characteristics for pilot training.
Seven of the simulators will be Weapons Tactics Trainers (WTT) that can be configured as stand-alone trainers for communications training and weapons and sensor employment. When used together, the OFT and WTT form a weapons systems trainer for full aircrew mission training.
An additional Part Task Trainer (PTT) simulator will be used for individual or sub-team learning, practice, and refresher training. The facility also includes a Special Access Program (SAPF) with one WTT, one PTT and one Cockpit Trainer (CPT).
Construction of the two-story facility will be complete in 2016, with the structure set to achieve LEED Silver Certification per US Green Building Council (USGBC) standards.
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