LaGuardia Airport, New York (April 29, 2010) – FlightSafety International announces that its Hawker Beechcraft 1900D and Bombardier Dash 8 100/Q300 flight simulators located at the company’s Learning Center in Johannesburg, South Africa have been qualified.
The Bombardier Dash 8 100/Q300 aircraft simulator has been qualified by the South African Civil Aviation Authority. The Hawker Beechcraft 1900D has been qualified by the SACAA and has received European Aviation Safety Agency qualification by the Direction Générale de l' Aviation Civile of France.
“We are pleased to increase our support for our Customers who operate regional aircraft in South Africa and the surrounding area,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “The establishment of a facility in Johannesburg and qualification of our Hawker Beechcraft 1900D and Bombardier Dash 8 100/Q300 simulators demonstrates our ability and desire to support aviation in the region and our growing presence around the world.”
FlightSafety was named as the factory authorized training provider for Dash series aircraft in 1985. Today, the company offers a fleet of 34 Bombardier CRJ, Dash and Q Series regional aircraft simulators at facilities located in Asia, Europe, North America and South Africa. FlightSafety also offers training for Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global Express business aircraft worldwide.
Owners and operators of aircraft manufactured by Hawker Beechcraft have benefitted from FlightSafety’s factory authorized training for 25 years. Training is offered at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Daleville, Alabama; the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Houston, Texas; Johannesburg, South Africa; the LaGuardia airport in New York; Lakeland and Orlando, Florida; Long Beach, California; Toledo, Ohio; Toronto, Canada and Wichita, Kansas.
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. We provide more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers located in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.