LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (May 21, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that it will offer Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft training programs at its London Farnborough Training Center.
"This investment and expansion of the London Farnborough Training Center's capabilities further demonstrates our commitment to support Gulfstream Aerospace and to provide our mutual customers in Europe and the surrounding region with high quality, professional training," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
A new FlightSafety designed and manufactured Gulfstream G450/G550 aircraft interchangeable simulator will enter service at the London Farnborough Training Center in the fourth quarter of 2009 and be qualified to Level D by the JAA and FAA.
"This new Gulfstream G450/G550 simulator will enhance the service we and FlightSafety provide our mutual customers and further increase the appeal of the rapidly growing number of Gulfstream aircraft in the region," said Larry Flynn, President, Product Support, Gulfstream Aerospace. "We appreciate FlightSafety's support and investment in Gulfstream aircraft training programs and the flexibility this new training program at Farnborough offers."
The London Farnborough Training Center also offers MATRIX, a key feature and benefit of the company’s integrated customer training system. MATRIX 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 has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for over 30 years. "Our commitment to excellence in safety and industry leading training programs has enabled FlightSafety to develop and maintain this important relationship with Gulfstream and our mutual customers," added Bruce Whitman.
The company also offers training on Gulfstream aircraft at its Learning Centers in Savannah, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington, Delaware area and Long Beach, California. FlightSafety will have a fleet of 24 Gulfstream aircraft simulators, including five for the company’s Gulfstream G450 and G550 training programs, once this new one enters service.
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.