LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (October 1, 2008) – FlightSafety International announces the grand opening of the company’s newly expanded Gulfstream aircraft maintenance training facility in Savannah, Georgia.
“The Gulfstream maintenance training facility in Savannah will help us to further enhance the services we provide the technicians who maintain and support Gulfstream aircraft,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International. “In addition to receiving comprehensive training designed to enhance safety, Gulfstream and our mutual customers will benefit from well-equipped classrooms, innovative, advanced technology training devices and hands-on practical learning areas.”
“We appreciate FlightSafety’s commitment to support the growing number of Gulfstream operators and the high quality training services they work with us to provide,” said Mark Burns, President, Product Support, Gulfstream Aerospace, and President, General Dynamics Aviation Services. “This expanded maintenance training facility, equipped with advanced technology training devices, further demonstrates our committed to provide our customer’s with world-class product support they deserve.”
The expanded Maintenance Training Center is nearly twice the size of the existing facility. The newly constructed areas include an aircraft hangar for hands-on practical training. It also offers rooms for Graphical Flight deck Simulators, an expanded customer lounge and additional classrooms equipped with individual stations for desktop Avionics Flight Trainers.
FlightSafety and Gulfstream Aerospace have worked closely to develop the TTT Total Technical Training program. It offers a wide variety of maintenance training courses taught by instructors from both companies. Over 2,000 technicians underwent maintenance training in Savannah last year and this expansion has the capacity to train upwards of 5,000 technicians per year.
The Maintenance Training Center is located adjacent to the Gulfstream’s Savannah facility and FlightSafety’s pilot Savannah Learning Center. It features ten FlightSafety built simulators, including those for the Gulfstream GIV, Gulfstream GV, Gulfstream G450, and Gulfstream G550 aircraft.
FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for more than three decades. Training for Gulfstream aircraft is also available in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Long Beach, California; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington, Delaware area and at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.
The facility expansion scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of 2008 will have the capacity to train upwards of 5,000 technicians per year.
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