LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (December 20, 2006) – FlightSafety International announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Garmin International, Inc. to become a preferred online training provider for Garmin panel mount avionics products.
"We've combined FlightSafety's proven ability to produce and deliver high–quality professional training with Garmin's leading edge avionics products, to develop engaging and interactive online courseware," said Jon Pollack, Manager, eLearning Operations, FlightSafety International.
The online training launch product will be for the Garmin G1000®, a completely integrated avionics system specifically designed and certified in a broad range of aircraft models. It boasts an all-glass flight deck that presents flight instrumentation, location, navigation, communication, and identification data on large-format, high-resolution displays.
"With the industry's rapid transition toward glass cockpits, it's important to ensure that adequate and widely-available training exists," said Matt Harrah, Director, Avionics Product Support, Garmin International. "FlightSafety's eLearning training will provide those capabilities."
FlightSafety's first Garmin G1000 online training course will feature the Cessna Citation Mustang aircraft. It is scheduled to be available early in 2007 and will provide FlightSafety's customers with familiarization training for the G1000 in advance of their initial training.
Future plans include online generic training for single-engine piston aircraft. Additional aircraft-specific training will be developed as market demands dictate.
FlightSafety International is the world's premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world's largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.