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Agency Recognizes Expertise At Brunswick, Ramstein and Andrews
SAVANNAH, Ga., June 5, 2012 — Four maintenance groups within Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently received the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Employer Diamond Award of Excellence for 2011. The Diamond Award is the highest corporate maintenance honor awarded by the FAA.
The Gulfstream award recipients are the Gulfstream Brunswick service center; the U.S. Air Force C-37 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Program at Ramstein Air Base in Germany; and the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army C-37 programs at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Gulfstream Brunswick has won the award 12 years in a row, while the C-37 CLS group at Ramstein won both times it was eligible. The Navy and Army C-37 CLS groups at Andrews have won it nine of the last 10 years and 10 of the last 11 years, respectively.
“Winning this award is a tribute to the dedication of our maintenance technicians," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “Their continuous training and professional growth reaffirms our commitment to having the safest, most reliable aircraft in the industry.”
The 22-year-old AMT program honors aviation maintenance personnel and employers who participate in training that exceeds FAA regulatory requirements.
The C-37 is the military version of the Gulfstream GV or G550 business jet. Gulfstream’s CLS staff supports multiple C-37s for worldwide transport of Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Navy leadership, and other U.S. government officials.
Companies that receive the Diamond Award of Excellence must ensure 100 percent of their eligible employees earn an individual AMT Award of Excellence during the calendar year. Brunswick’s eligible employees earned 14 silver and 80 bronze awards; Ramstein’s employees received one gold, four silver and two bronze awards; Andrews’ Navy CLS employees received one gold and 10 silver awards; and Andrew’s Navy CLS employees earned two gold, six silver and two bronze awards.
Individual awards are based on minimum hours of AMT training — 80 for gold, 40 for silver and 12 for bronze. In addition, Gold Award winners must complete a three-credit aviation-related college course.
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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 2,000 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 new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 12,500 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 93,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.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.