LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (October 13, 2010) – FlightSafety International announces an expansion of the training services it provides to Embraer aircraft operators in Europe, Asia and South America.
“We are pleased to provide Embraer aircraft operators with increased training and simulator availability and scheduling flexibility through the addition of Amsterdam, Curitiba in Brazil, Singapore and Zurich to our network of training locations,” said Eric Hinson, Executive Vice President.
FlightSafety will now offer training services for the EMBRAER 170 and EMBRAER 190 aircraft in Singapore using a Level D qualified interchangeable full flight simulator. An aircraft cabin fuselage outfitted with passenger seating, emergency exits, cabin door and slide is also available for crew emergency training.
An EMBRAER 170/190 interchangeable simulator is available for training in Amsterdam along with a Virtual Procedures Trainer for instructor led or self paced learning. In addition, an EMBRAER 170 simulator is available for training in Zurich. Embraer aircraft operators from Europe and the surrounding regions, including the growing number who train at FlightSafety’s Paris Le Bourget Learning Center, will appreciate the added convenience of having direct access to additional training resources in Europe.
The Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft simulator located in Curitiba, Brazil has recently received Level D qualification from the National Civil Aviation Agency in Brazil. It features FlightSafety’s latest advances including the VITAL visual system.
“Assuming responsibility for these EMBRAER 170 and EMBRAER 190 simulators and training services from Embraer follows their selection earlier this year of FlightSafety as the factory authorized training provider for the company’s E-Jets family of commercial jets, as well as the Lineage 1000 and Legacy 600 executive jets,” said Mike King, Director Business Development.
“As a worldwide company always commited to offer the best training services solution to its customers, global reach is mandatory for Embraer. We will certainly be adding more flexibility by offering a wider range of training locations to our customers. We are also pleased to have a highly qualified training organization, FlightSafety International, delivering a very comprehensive and state of the art training solution to our customers,” said Márcio Fernandes, Embraer Customer Training Director.
FlightSafety and Embraer are working together to develop new training programs, update existing courses, and determine the timing and location of additional flight simulators, devices, and equipment that will be needed to support Embraer aircraft operators. FlightSafety now provides training for Embraer aircraft at nine locations using a fleet of 24 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices.
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,781 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.2 billion.
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 the United States, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.