LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (June 1, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that it will build its second Gulfstream G150 aircraft flight simulator. This new advanced technology training device will be installed at FlightSafety's Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center. The simulator will be qualified to Level D by the FAA and JAA and is scheduled to enter service in the first quarter of 2009.
"This latest addition to FlightSafety's growing fleet of Gulfstream aircraft flight simulators reinforces our commitment to provide the highest level of service and support to Gulfstream and our mutual customers," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
Fifteen FlightSafety built simulators, including those for the Gulfstream G100, Gulfstream G150, Gulfstream G200, Gulfstream II and Gulfstream III aircraft, support the professional aviation training programs offered at the company's Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center. The Center also offers numerous interactive classrooms equipped with MATRIX, FlightSafety's integrated customer training system. It consists of a desktop simulator, integrated courseware, Graphical Flight-Deck simulator and SimVu debriefing system. FlightSafety's simulators and MATRIX both draw from the same single source of software to ensure that the most up-to-date information is provided during all aspects of training.
FlightSafety and Gulfstream Aerospace have worked closely to develop the TTT Total Technical Training program that offers a wide variety of aircraft maintenance training courses taught by instructors from both companies.
"Our day-to-day working relationship with FlightSafety helps to ensure that the training programs, simulators and other training devices are always current and reflect the latest Gulfstream aircraft configurations and operating procedures," said Larry Flynn, President, Product Support, Gulfstream Aerospace.
Gulfstream G150 maintenance courses include initial training, engine run and taxi as well as avionics. G100/G150 differences courses are available for technicians that have previous G100 experience. The initial, differences and avionics courses include in-depth ProLine 21 diagnostics training and utilize a Collins maintenance diagnostic Computer Based Training aid.
FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for over 30 years. The company offers training on the complete line of Gulfstream aircraft at its Learning Centers in Savannah, Georgia; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Long Beach, California; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington, Delaware area; and at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.
FlightSafety International is the premier aviation training organization in the world. 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 over 40 training locations.