LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (October 13, 2010) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that engineering development and production of the first Gulfstream G650 aircraft flight simulator has been completed. It is scheduled to arrive at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia, in December 2010.
In addition, FlightSafety’s first Gulfstream G250 aircraft simulator is nearing completion and is scheduled to be delivered to the Savannah Learning Center in April 2011.
Development of the Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G250 full flight simulators, advanced training devices, and comprehensive pilot and maintenance technician training programs is being done in close collaboration with Gulfstream and concurrently with the aircraft development programs.
“Our close working relationship with Gulfstream will ensure that the simulators, training devices and courses will reflect the exact flying and operating characteristics of the aircraft and that operators will benefit from comprehensive, technologically advanced training,” said Bruce Whitman, President and CEO.
FlightSafety’s new Gulfstream aircraft training programs will also feature advances such as iFlightDeck. This innovative web-based training technology provides operators with an interactive touch screen representation of the aircraft’s flight deck and online access to both Gulfstream and FlightSafety training manuals. iFlightDeck is also being used for aircraft ground handling and servicing training, a new advanced troubleshooting course, and Aircraft Electronic Technician training accredited by NCATT, the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies.
The Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G250 full flight simulators will be equipped with FlightSafety’s latest advancements in flight simulation technology including the VITAL X visual system and electric motion and control loading. They will be qualified to Level D and available for training in 2011 prior to the entry into service of the aircraft.
FlightSafety has been the official factory-authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for more than four decades. The company offers training for Gulfstream aircraft at Learning Centers in Long Beach, California; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Savannah, Georgia, and at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.
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.