FlightSafety's Embraer 170/190 Interchangeable Full Flight Simulator Receives FAA Level D Qualification

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (November 10, 2010) - FlightSafety International announced today that the company’s Embraer 170/190 interchangeable flight simulator located at the Learning Center in St. Louis Missouri, has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration.

“The FAA’s Level D qualification of our Embraer 170/190 interchangeable simulator demonstrates FlightSafety’s commitment to provide Embraer aircraft operators with flexible and efficient training programs and our ability to design and manufacture advanced technology training devices that qualify to the highest standards,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.

The simulator is equipped with the company’s industry leading electric motion and control loading technology and advanced VITAL visual system.

FlightSafety provides training for Embraer aircraft at nine locations using a fleet of 24 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices. This includes the recent addition of Amsterdam, Curitiba in Brazil, Singapore and Zurich.

These additional locations have increased training and simulator availability and provide Embraer aircraft operators with more scheduling flexibility. Embraer selected FlightSafety earlier this year as the factory authorized training provider for the E-Jets family of commercial jets, as well as the Lineage 1000 and Legacy 600 executive jets.

FlightSafety and Embraer continue to develop new training programs, update existing courses, and determine the timing and location of additional flight simulators and other training equipment needed to support Embraer aircraft operators worldwide.

FlightSafety also offers training for regional aircraft in St Louis built by British Aerospace, Bombardier, Fairchild and Saab as well as the Sabreliner business aircraft. The Learning Center can accommodate up to 18 full flight simulators and offers advanced technology equipped classrooms, as well as Customer service and support areas.

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.