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CAE inaugurates training centre for Gulfstream pilots and technicians
The centre has room for up to four FFS and the maintenance training programme, which will include virtual reality, will be offered on Gulfstream G280, G650 and G500/G600 business jets.
Carter Copeland; TJ Hudson; Isabelle Dessureault ; Hugh Tollison; Mark Burns; Marc Parent; Kirsten Hillman; Alexandre Prévost; Marie-Christine Cloutier; and Ben Nicholson.

CAE has 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 headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, the centre has a capacity for up to four full-flight simulators. 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 programme, which will include 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 US.

“Savannah has been home to Gulfstream's worldwide headquarters for more than 50 years,” says president Mark Burns. “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.”

“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,” adds CAE CEO Marc Parent. “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 programme. 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 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.

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