CAE is expanding its network with plans to break ground shortly on a new business aviation training center near Gulfstream Aerospace’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. Slated to open in mid-2023, the facility will become CAE’s fifth training center dedicated to business aviation in the U.S.
Plans call for the facility to eventually house four Gulfstream full flight simulators, maintenance training devices, briefing rooms, and classrooms.
“Gulfstream and CAE have a longstanding relationship and the new Savannah training center brings two industry leaders together in one location to deliver a seamless experience for our customers,” said CAE group president of civil aviation Nick Leontidis. “As Gulfstream’s deliveries continue to grow, CAE will be perfectly located to meet its customers’ pilot and maintenance training requirements.”
The addition is part of an overarching plan to expand its training network as CAE eyes a global requirement for an additional 45,000 business aviation pilots over the next 10 years, the training specialist said. CAE currently has business aviation training centers in Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Morristown, New Jersey, in the U.S. It additionally trains business aviation pilots at its facilities in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Dubai, London, Montreal, São Paulo, and Shanghai.