SAVANNAH, Ga., November 11, 2009 — The Gulfstream Aerospace/U.S. Army C-37 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Program at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., recently received the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Special Recognition Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The award recognizes employers that have had at least five consecutive years of 100 percent participation in the FAA’s AMT training program. The CLS Program at Andrews has maintained 100 percent participation for the past seven years.
“We are very proud of our CLS employees,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “This award reflects their dedication and underscores our commitment to safety.”
The AMT Awards Program was established in 1991 to recognize FAA-certified aviation mechanics and their employers for participating in supplemental aviation maintenance training and other continuing-education courses. Examples of approved training include FAA and industry training seminars, and on-the-job technical training or college-level courses in mathematics, science or management.
The C-37 is the military version of the Gulfstream GV or G550 business jet. The 13-person Maryland-based CLS staff supports the daily flight operations for U.S. Army senior leadership by maintaining two C-37A aircraft (GV) and one C-37B (G550) aircraft.
Nearly 60 Gulfstream aircraft are in service with the U.S. government, including 19 C-37s that are part of the Executive Transport fleet. On a typical mission, the aircraft flies at least 5,500 nautical miles without refueling, carrying senior military leaders, U.S. Cabinet secretaries or congressional delegations on official government business.