FlightSafety's Bombardier Q300 Aircraft Full Flight Simulator Receives Level D Qualification From the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau

LaGuardia Airport, New York (August 12, 2009) – FlightSafety International announces that its new Bombardier Q300 aircraft simulator has been qualified to Level D by the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau. The simulator is located just outside of Tokyo, Japan at the Haneda Airport. It will also be used for Bombardier Dash 8 100 and Q200 aircraft training.

“We are pleased to increase our support for Bombardier and our mutual Customers who operate Dash 8 100, Q200 and Q300 Series aircraft in Japan and the surrounding region,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “This is the first simulator of its type to receive JCAB qualification. It is a clear demonstration of FlightSafety’s ability to design and manufacture high quality simulators that replicate the exact flying characteristics of the aircraft and offer exceptional reliability and value.”

The simulator will serve Bombardier Dash 8/Q Series aircraft operators based in Japan as well as those from Russia, Taiwan and the Philippines. It is currently available for Bombardier Q300 aircraft training and is expected to be qualified for Dash 8 100 and Q200 training in October 2009.

The advanced technology full flight simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s latest technology including electric motion and control loading and the VITAL X visual system.

FlightSafety was first named as a factory authorized training provider for Dash series aircraft in 1985. Today, the company offers a fleet of 33 Bombardier CRJ, Dash and Q Series regional aircraft simulators at facilities located in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

The company provides training services for regional aircraft operators at 19 of its 40 Learning Centers and operates a fleet of 270 simulators including 85 for regional aircraft manufactured by ATR, Bombardier, Embraer, Fairchild, Jetstream, Hawker Beechcraft and Saab.

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.