As a further step toward independent operations,
services will begin in May 2009
The hangar is being built in the maintenance area at Narita International Airport. NCA placed the order for the design and construction work with Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd., which has a wealth of experience in hangar construction. The project will be completed at the end of May 2009 and will go into service in June 2009.
The facility incorporates a range of environment-friendly elements that go beyond the common sense requirements of an aircraft hangar at Narita International Airport. It is the first environment-friendly hangar at Narita and the architecture includes features that effectively bring natural light inside the structure, a high-quality ventilation system, the use of rainwater to wash fuselages and a roof garden. These measures save energy, help conserve the environment and will reduce annual CO2 emissions by 30% from the level of conventional hangers, down from 900 tons to 620 tons a year. (See appendix.)
Since last year, NCA has made steady strides forward toward its goal of independence, both in hardware and software. Our achievements include independence in maintenance operations for our 747-400Fs in July, the construction of the Crew Training Center in September (to be completed in June 2008,) and establishment of the Global Operations Center in October. Your continued support and patronage will be highly appreciated.
|The groundbreaking ceremony
(NCA President Ishida)