FlightSafety Demonstrates Advanced Technology Training Devices at Heli-Expo 2007

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (February 27, 2007) – FlightSafety International will be demonstrating two advanced technology training devices at the Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo 2007 in Orlando, Florida on March 1-3.

The Bell Helicopter 206 Graphical Flight Simulator LNV uses FlightSafety’s full flight simulation software, touch screen technology, a high fidelity control loading system and the new VITAL X visual system. The visual system features the newest PC based visual technology and a multi channel Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) projector that displays high-resolution images on a cylindrical front projection screen.

The cockpit layout and controls of FlightSafety's Graphical Flight Simulator LNV can be designed and configured for a wide variety of helicopter and fixed wing aircraft types and numerous training objectives including fire fighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical services and maintenance training.

A Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter Graphical Flight-deck simulator will also be featured on the company’s exhibit. As an integral component of MATRIX, FlightSafety’s Integrated Training System, this PC-based multi-touch-screen training device with graphical layouts provides high fidelity Level D-qualified simulation for the function and control of aircraft systems. The interactive representation of the cockpit allows the user to monitor or perform all the functions that would be performed in the aircraft.

FlightSafety offers training on aircraft manufactured by Bell Helicopter at the company’s Fort Worth Learning Center. The Center provides factory-authorized, FAA and JAA qualified training, for Bell 212, Bell 222, Bell 230, Bell 412 and Bell 430 aircraft.

The company's West Palm Beach, Florida Learning Center offers Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation factory-authorized training for the Sikorsky S-70, Sikorsky S-76 and Sikorsky S-92 aircraft. Training will be available for the Sikorsky S-92 aircraft at FlightSafety's new London Farnborough Training Center later this year.

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.