LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (April 2, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that its new Gulfstream G450 aircraft full flight simulator has received Level D qualification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. This is the second G450 simulator to be qualified and enter service at FlightSafety's Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia.
"This new simulator is another example of FlightSafety's commitment to serve and support Gulfstream Aerospace and our customers that own and operate Gulfstream G450 aircraft," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International. "We thank everyone with FlightSafety Simulation for their contribution to this program and for helping FlightSafety to establish and maintain our position as the world's leading aviation training company."
"The qualification of this second G450 Simulator demonstrates FlightSafety International's continued commitment to meeting the growing training requirements of our mutual customers and keeping pace with the growing G450 fleet," said Larry Flynn, president, product support, Gulfstream.
The G450 simulator is equipped with FlightSafety's industry leading electric motion and control loading system. It offers the highest level of aircraft fidelity, enhanced performance and increased availability due to a reduction in maintenance requirements and increased reliability. The simulator also offers 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. It also features FlightSafety's advanced VITAL visual system offering highly detailed, texture enhanced scenes and excels in its realistic presentation of both routine and critical weather conditions.
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's Savannah Learning Center has 10 full flight Gulfstream aircraft simulators and offers training for the Gulfstream I, Gulfstream IV, Gulfstream V, Gulfstream G450 and Gulfstream G550 aircraft.
In addition to Savannah, FlightSafety offers training on Gulfstream Aerospace aircraft at its Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Long Beach, California; and in London at the Farnborough Airport.
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.