LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NY – FlightSafety International announces that it has acquired Glass Mountain Optics Incorporated located in Austin, TX. Glass Mountain Optics is a provider of visual display systems for simulation applications and massive optics for a variety of industrial markets.
"The acquisition of Glass Mountain Optics further enhances FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in the design, manufacture, and support of advanced technology simulators and visual systems for civil and military aviation training programs," says Rick Armstrong, Vice President, Simulation, FlightSafety International.
Glass Mountain Optics’ advanced display systems will enable FlightSafety to expand its product line with the development of new display technologies including Wide Angle Single Pilot (WASP) systems for Military fast jet applications and high fidelity systems for use in transportable, containerized applications for military vehicle and flight simulation. They will also facilitate FlightSafety’s integration of glass and other hard and flexible mirror technology into its VITAL Visual Systems.
"We are pleased that the Glass Mountain Optics management team, led by Don Conklin and Bart Sloane, will remain with the company and welcome their highly capable and experienced group to our simulation and visual systems team," says Armstrong.
"FlightSafety’s acquisition of our company is a clear demonstration of the capabilities and experience of our people and the quality and market appeal of our products," said Don Conklin. "We are pleased to join this highly respected and successful world leading organization and look forward to the increased distribution and development opportunities for our products this will provide."