Gulfstream donates G100 to Savannah college
Gulfstream Aerospace donates a Gulfstream G100 business jet to the Savannah Technical College.
Gulfstream Aerospace recently donated a Gulfstream G100 aircraft and several other items to Savannah Technical College.
Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream product support, says: “We are proud to contribute to the growth of Savannah Tech and the development of tomorrow’s aviation technicians.”
“Our 15-year-old partnership has resulted in more than 400 Savannah Tech students becoming Gulfstream employees. These donations will help us and other aerospace companies continue to hire well-trained and highly skilled employees from right here in Savannah,” adds Burns.
“Gulfstream’s commitment to education and shared vision with Savannah Technical College ensures our graduates are ready to work in the aviation industry,” said Kathy S. Love, president of Savannah Tech. “We appreciate Gulfstream’s continued support of training to advance economic and community development for our region.”
Along with the mid-cabin aircraft, Gulfstream donated fly-by-wire components, including manifolds and actuators, from the G650 and a flap assembly and fuselage panel assembly from the G450.
“I want to thank Gulfstream for its generous contribution,” said Tal Loos, Savannah Tech’s dean of aviation. “Classroom training is important, but there is no substitute for hands-on training. This aircraft will provide unique real-world experience for our students and help them acquire skills and knowledge that will better prepare them for a career in aviation.”
The donated Gulfstream G100 does not include its engines and some components. The aircraft entered service in September 1994.
For nearly nine years it flew on Gulfstream Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST) missions or transported company personnel, flying 8,472 hours and completing 5,406 landings before being retired in May 2013.