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CAE inaugurates Savannah, Georgia training centre for Gulfstream pilots and maintenance technicians

In the picture (left to right): Carter Copeland; TJ Hudson; Isabelle Dessureault ; Hugh Tollison; Mark Burns; Marc Parent; Kirsten Hillman; Alexandre Prévost; Marie-Christine Cloutier; Ben Nicholson

CAE today inaugurated its first Gulfstream-dedicated business aviation training centre, which will be a key component to training more pilots and maintenance technicians over the coming decades.

Located near Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. headquarters in Savannah, the new centre has a capacity for up to four full-flight simulators (FFS).

The first, a Gulfstream G550 FFS, began operating last January, and the second, a Gulfstream G280 FFS, will be ready for training in July.

The maintenance training program, which will include state-of-the-art virtual reality, will be offered on Gulfstream G280, G650, and G500/G600 business jets.

The Savannah facility is CAE’s fifth business aviation training centre in the United States.

Mark Burns, President, Gulfstream said: “Savannah has been home to Gulfstream’s worldwide headquarters for more than 50 years.

“I am confident that CAE will reap the same great benefits we’ve received from this welcoming community and, of course, the incredible workforce we have here.”

Marc Parent, CAE’s President and CEO said: “The inauguration of the CAE Savannah training centre is a significant milestone in terms of the advanced training and customer experience we offer to Gulfstream operators, making it more convenient than ever for their pilots and maintenance technicians to train with CAE.

“CAE Savannah is a showcase for innovation. Virtual reality, for example, will be used in both the theoretical and practical elements of our maintenance training program.

“CAE Rise will also be used on all simulators, empowering instructors with technology that delivers insights and data to enrich simulator training for pilots.”

CAE Rise uses Metrics-Based Insights (MBI) and telemetry data to show instructors objective data during live training, allowing them to focus on evaluating soft skills.

The technology, which CAE has developed for both civilian and military pilot training, also provides analytics to proactively detect, and ultimately address, emerging safety trends.