Sunday, January 08, 2017

New facility for Army flight training completed at Dothan Regional Airport

An airplane takes off at the Dothan Regional Airport in front of the new CAE USA fixed wing training facility on Thursday.

Workers have completed construction of the new building at the Dothan Regional Airport that will be used for Army fixed wing training.

CAE USA, the new Army fixed wing training contractor, announced this week that construction is complete on the 75,000-square-foot facility. Construction began in April.

“The completion of our new Dothan Training Center ahead of schedule and less than nine months after groundbreaking is a major milestone,” Ray Duquette, CAE USA President and General Manager, said in a written statement. “We are now in the final stages of preparing to welcome our first class of Army students.”

The training center includes classrooms, simulator areas, student and instructor lounges, a fitness center and cafeteria.

In addition to student training, CAE USA will provide Army recurrent training and Air Force C-12 King Air training.

According to CAE, more than 600 Army and Air Force pilots are expected to train annually at the Dothan center.

Training is expected to begin in March 2017.


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