Flybe Acquires FlightSafety Built Simulators for Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet 170/190 Aircraft

The simulators will be located at the new Flybe Training Academy located at the Exeter International Airport in the United Kingdom.


LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (January 10, 2011) – FlightSafety International has been selected byFlybe to provide full flight simulators for the Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet 170/190 aircraft.

The simulators will be located at the new Flybe Training Academy located at the Exeter International Airport in the United Kingdom. The Bombardier Q400 simulator is scheduled to be installed in the spring of 2011. FlightSafety will provide Flybe with Embraer E-Jet 170/190 training services at its facilities in Amsterdam and at the Paris Le Bourget airport until the new simulator is installed in early 2012.

“We are pleased that Flybe selected FlightSafety to provide the Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet aircraft simulators for their Academy in Exeter,” said Eric Hinson, Executive Vice President. “Having served Flybe for over 13 years, we recognize and appreciate their commitment to enhance aviation safety through professional training using comprehensive training programs and state-of-the art equipment.”

“The high quality simulation equipment, exceptional support and outstanding value FlightSafety provides made them the best choice for our Flybe Training Academy,” said Andrew Strong, Chief Operating Officer. “Our pilots, and those from the other operators we support, will appreciate the quality, reliability and scheduling flexibility these new simulators offer.”

Flybe and FlightSafety have also entered into a cooperative marketing agreement that will provide other Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet 170/190 aircraft operators in the region with the opportunity to purchase surplus simulator hours at the Flybe Training Academy.

The simulators will be equipped with FlightSafety’s industry leading VITAL X Visual System and electric motion and control loading technology.

The new Flybe Training Academy facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2011. It will offer a wide range of Pilot, Technical, Cabin Crew, Customer Service and Aviation Support courses to airlines across the world, as well as a range of non-aviation training to other individuals and organizations. The facility will include a flight simulator complex, Cabin Door trainers, 25 purpose-built classrooms and an integrated Apprentice workshop that will allow Flybe to offer an increased range of training to third party customers. Flybe is Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier.

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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