LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (August 17, 2011) – FlightSafety International announces that it will increase its concentration on providing training programs for current and next generation aircraft. This includes the ongoing expansion of FlightSafety’s worldwide Learning Center network, and the addition of new Level D qualified full flight simulators, training programs and services.
“Concentrating our efforts and resources on providing high quality training for current and next generation aircraft using FlightSafety’s advanced technology simulation equipment at state-of-the-art facilities will enhance the service and support we provide our Customers,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “The recent and upcoming addition of 12 new Level D qualified full flight simulators and over 650,000 square feet to our facilities, clearly demonstrates FlightSafety’s commitment and ability to respond to Customer needs now and in the future.”
FlightSafety has completed an agreement for the acquisition by SimCom Training Centers of 14 flight training devices and simulators for piston and turboprop aircraft. They include devices for the Beech Baron 58, Cessna 210, 421C, Conquest I and II; King Air B200 and C90B; Piper Cheyenne I/II and III and Navajo; Saab 2000; and Twin Commander 690A and 1000 aircraft.
The majority of the equipment acquired by SimCom is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Lakeland, Florida. The devices will be moved to a SimCom facility and are expected to be available for training by year end according to SimCom.
FlightSafety will continue to offer training using full flight simulators for King Air C90, 200, 300 and 350 aircraft at its Learning Centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Daleville, Alabama; Long Beach, California; Wichita, Kansas; and at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa.
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Most recently he served as Manager of FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, and Memphis.