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GULFSTREAM AND FLIGHTSAFETY TO EXPAND TOTAL TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAM IN DALLAS
Six Instructors To Be Added to ‘Triple T’ Training Program That Supports G100, G200, GII, GIII and the New G150 Business Jet Models
SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 16, 2006 – Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International are expanding their Total Technical Training (TTT or "Triple T") maintenance training program in Dallas by dedicating six additional instructors – three of whom will be from Gulfstream and three of whom will be from FlightSafety.
A collaborative effort between Gulfstream and FlightSafety, TTT is an advanced hands-on aircraft maintenance training program that leverages Gulfstream’s expert knowledge of the aircraft and its systems with FlightSafety’s expertise in training. TTT trains customer maintenance technicians as well as both Gulfstream Product Support and General Dynamics Aviation Services personnel. Course instructors, all of whom average 27 years of aviation maintenance experience, are drawn from within Gulfstream and FlightSafety.
"Since we introduced the Triple T program to our large-cabin aircraft customers in 1999, it has been a huge success, resulting in greater standardized maintenance practices in the field and improved aircraft reliability," said Larry Flynn, president, product support, Gulfstream. "By adding personnel and enhancing the GII and GIII training programs in Dallas, we will be able to meet the maintenance training needs of operators of both out-of-production and in-production aircraft, including the new G150."
TTT maintenance training is offered to operators of out-of-production GII, GIII and G100 aircraft at the FlightSafety Learning Center at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Earlier this year, FlightSafety added a GII and GIII training simulator to the Center to help maintenance crews train and troubleshoot various aircraft systems. It also offers the TTT program to operators of G200 and G150 business jet models.
In most cases, maintenance for in-production Gulfstream aircraft is performed at the six company-owned Gulfstream Service Centers, while maintenance for out-of-production Gulfstream aircraft, as well as other equipment manufacturers’ aircraft is done at the six General Dynamics Aviation Service Centers.
At the FlightSafety Learning Center in Savannah, Ga., where Gulfstream Aerospace is headquartered, TTT training is available to maintenance crews of GIV/GIV-SP, G300, G400, G350, G450, G500 and G550 business jet models.
Attesting to its popularity with Gulfstream aircraft operators, the Triple T program has grown by 300 percent in the past five years. Brad Townsend, aviation maintenance manager for Sprint, provider of Internet and telephone services, said, "The training partnership engineered by FlightSafety and Gulfstream goes well beyond the merely excellent; it rises to the level of art."
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.
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General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 81,900 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information can be found online at www.generaldynamics.com.
General Dynamics Aviation Services, also a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, was formed in February 2001 to meet the maintenance needs of Challengers, Falcons, Gulfstreams, Hawkers and other business-jet aircraft. The business-jet service company serves a broad range of business aircraft owners through regional maintenance centers in Appleton, Wis.; Minneapolis; Westfield, Mass.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Dallas; and Las Vegas. For more information, we invite you to visit our Web site at www.gdaviationservices.com.Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 1,500 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150™; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200™; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350™; the large-cabin, long-range G450™; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500™ and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550™. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 7,900 people at seven major locations. We invite you to visit our Web site for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically-advanced business jet aircraft.