LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (May 21, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that it will build its second Hawker 750 aircraft simulator and that it will enter service at the London Farnborough Training Center in the third quarter of 2008.
"Our Farnborough Learning Center customers will appreciate the added scheduling flexibility this second Hawker 750 simulator offers and will benefit from its advanced technology systems and equipment," said Bruce Whitman, President and CEO, FlightSafety International.
"FlightSafety's addition of this second Hawker 750 simulator helps us to deliver the exceptional service our customers deserve," said James Schuster, Chairman and CEO, Hawker Beechcraft.
More than 80 electric motion and control loading equipped simulators have been delivered or are currently in production. They offer enhanced performance and increased availability due to a reduction in maintenance requirements and increased reliability. The simulators also offer environmental advantages compared to previous generation devices as they produce less heat, lower levels of ambient noise and provide a safer environment due to the elimination of the risks often associated with hydraulic fluids as well as the dependency on petroleum products. This technology can reduce electricity consumption by up to 85% compared to hydraulic motion equipped simulators.
"The response from those who train at our Learning Centers as well as our external commercial and military simulation customers to electric motion and control loading technology has been excellent. This is a clear demonstration of our leadership in simulation and our ability to manufacture, qualify and support innovative advanced technology training devices," added Bruce Whitman.
FlightSafety has produced electric motion and control loading equipped simulators for 19 fixed wing and helicopter types to date. They have been qualified to the highest standards by the JAA, FAA, CAA, LBA and DGAC aviation authorities and are in service at FlightSafety Learning Centers, military installations and commercial customer sites worldwide.
The new Hawker 750 simulator will also be equipped with FlightSafety's new VITAL X visual system. It features continous global high-resolution satellite imagery and environmental conditions experienced during all phases of flight. Flight operations include visual navigation, instrument flight and landing.
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.