LaGuardia Airport, New York (April 29, 2010) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it will build a Training Center in Wichita, Kansas to support the new MX Advantage maintenance training program developed in conjunction with Cessna. FlightSafety’s new 65,000 square foot Maintenance Training Center will be located adjacent to Cessna. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2010 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.
The Center will feature advanced technology equipped classrooms, hands-on aircraft component training areas including a hangar that can accommodate up to four Cessna aircraft, and comfortable and convenient Customer service areas. A ramp leading from the runway to the new Center will provide direct access to aircraft for training purposes.
“The MX Advantage maintenance training program developed with Cessna and FlightSafety’s investment in this new Center and training equipment, reflects our common commitment to enhancing safety and to provide our mutual customers with the best, most comprehensive training available and the value they deserve,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.
FlightSafety has provided factory authorized training for Cessna Aircraft Company for more than 30 years. Training for pilots, maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals who operate Cessna aircraft is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; the Detroit Metro/Toledo area; Long Beach, California; Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; at the Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom and the Paris Le-Bourget airport in France. The Centers are equipped with over 50 FlightSafety designed and manufactured full-motion simulators and other advanced technology training devices.
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.
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Training is scheduled to begin on December 14, 2009 at FlightSafety’s LaGuardia Learning Center.