Hashmi Named Assistant Manager of FlightSafety's Toronto Learning Center

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (April 2, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that Tasneem Hashmi has been named Assistant Center Manager of the company's Learning Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"We appreciate and value Tasneem's focus on customer service and the management and technical skills he has developed and demonstrated since joining FlightSafety in 1999," said Greg McGowan, Vice President Operations, FlightSafety International.

Hashmi most recently held the position of Director of Training at the Toronto Learning Center. He began his career with the company as an Instructor prior to serving as Twin Otter Program Manager.

"I am confident that our Toronto Learning Center, under the direction of Patrick Coulter, Center Manager and Tasneem, will continue to offer industry leading training programs and customer service," said Gerry McRae, Director of Project Management, FlightSafety International and previous Manager of the Toronto Learning Center.

Tasneem received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Studies with a major in finance from the University of Wolverhampton. He worked for five years in the financial sector as an accountant and financial controller before beginning his career in aviation. His industry experience includes flight instruction and flying as a line pilot for a USA based oil company. Hashmi has an Airline Transport License, holds a Dash 8 Type Rating and is a member of the Soaring Association of Canada.

In addition to providing Beech 1900D aircraft training, FlightSafety's Toronto Learning Center serves the growing number of Bombardier Q Series aircraft operators. The Center is home to nine Flight Training Devices and Full Flight Simulators designed and manufactured by FlightSafety.

The company offers training on Bombardier built aircraft at 12 of its 40 Learning Centers. Together, these centers offer a fleet of over 50 simulators that are dedicated to support the aviation professionals who operate Bombardier Learjet, Challenger, Global, CRJ and Q series aircraft.

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.