Gulfstream has extended the capability of its on-the-job (OJT) training laboratory with the addition of two new structures—a G600 fuselage, main entry door, and wing, as well as a G650 fuselage, door, interior, and wing.
“The structured, hands-on OJT Lab has educated more than 500 of our new technicians in the Gulfstream tradition of providing customized, technically proficient service that exceeds customer expectations,” said Derek Zimmerman, president of the airframer’s customer support unit. “The ability to get hands-on training for the newest and most popular aircraft in our fleet in a realistic yet controlled environment elevates our technicians’ understanding of our product line, and ensures they continue to hone their skills and practice new techniques.”
The lab, established in 2016 occupies, 16,000 sq ft in the company’s technical training center, which can accommodate up to 300 employees. It has 17 classrooms, with areas dedicated to avionics, structures, and composites, and the two new additions join a GV with functional landing gear. They are used to train new employees in various areas, such as panel removal, sheet metal work, leading edge removal/servicing, and proper maintenance documentation, while giving established technicians the chance to sharpen their skills in tasks such as window sealing and entry door rigging.