Gulfstream and FlightSafety Expand Training Services for European Operators

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (January 3, 2008) – FlightSafety International and Gulfstream Aerospace are pleased to announce that the first Gulfstream G150 aircraft simulator has received Level D qualification from the European Joint Aviation Authorities. In addition, the European Aviation Safety Agency has approved FlightSafety’s G150 maintenance training program.

“The JAA qualification of the G150 simulator and EASA approval of our maintenance training program demonstrates our ability to deliver comprehensive training programs and flight simulators that meet the stringent requirements of aviation authorities worldwide,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International. “These two significant milestones were achieved thanks to the close and valued relationship we have with Gulfstream, the quality of our training, and the fidelity offered in FlightSafety designed and manufactured simulators.”

"We appreciate FlightSafety International’s commitment to provide high quality pilot and maintenance technician training for the rapidly expanding fleet of Gulfstream G150 aircraft in Europe,” said Larry Flynn, president, product support, Gulfstream. “We also look forward to the entry into service of FlightSafety’s second G150 simulator at the Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center in the first quarter of 2009.”

The EASA approved G150 initial and avionics courses for maintenance technicians are offered at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The G150 simulator, also located in Dallas, is equipped with the company’s industry leading electric motion and control loading system and advanced VITAL visual system.

FlightSafety offers training on Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft at its Learning Centers in Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Long Beach, California; Savannah, Georgia; and at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.

FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training provider for Gulfstream for over 30 years and currently provides professional pilot, maintenance technician and corporate cabin attendant training using its fleet of 23 full flight aircraft simulators and other advanced technology training devices.

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.