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Paragon Network FBOs excel in Gulfstream training
By adhering to the Gulfstream/FlightSafety protocols, the FBOs aim to minimise aircraft damage, prevent schedule delays and enhance the overall dispatch availability for the Gulfstream fleet.

Seven Paragon Network FBOs have successfully completed the comprehensive ground handling and servicing training for Gulfstream aircraft: ProJet Aviation at Leesburg Executive airport in Virginia; two Magnum FBO facilities at MR Stefanik airport in Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna International airport in Austria; and all the ExecuJet Spain locations in Barcelona, Girona, Ibiza and Valencia have completed both mid-cabin and large-cabin training modules.

Gulfstream, in association with FlightSafety International, has developed these online courses for line service technicians, covering all models of large and mid-cabin Gulfstream aircraft. The training focuses on enhancing awareness of aircraft safety protocols during servicing, thereby ensuring improved dispatch reliability and operational efficiency. Over the past decade, the programme has evolved and expanded alongside Gulfstream's growing fleet and today includes training customised for technicians handling G150, G200, G280, G450, G550, G650, G500, G600, G700 and G800 aircraft.

The training encompassed a comprehensive range of handling and servicing procedures, including aircraft parking, safety walkarounds, fuelling, towing, mooring, water servicing, lavatory maintenance, window cleaning and snow and ice removal. Industry best practices were explained and demonstrated, emphasising the importance of safety in all operations.

Successful completion of this training reaffirms Paragon's commitment to maintaining the highest standards of aircraft safety and service quality. By adhering to these rigorous protocols, the FBOs aim to minimise aircraft damage, prevent schedule delays and enhance the overall dispatch availability for the Gulfstream fleet.

"We are thrilled to have our FBO network continue to achieve this significant milestone in partnership with Gulfstream and FlightSafety International," says PAG president Megan Barnes. "This training not only highlights our dedication to safety, but also underscores our relentless pursuit of excellence in every aspect of our operations. We are confident that these enhanced skills and knowledge will greatly benefit our clients and contribute to the seamless experience they expect."

Paragon remains committed to continuous improvement and looks forward to exploring further avenues for advanced training and certifications.

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