FlightSafety Launches eLearning-On-Demand Program to Support Business Aviation

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (January 30, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that it has launched its eLearning initiative to support the diverse training needs of business aircraft operators.

FlightSafety uses a robust and versatile Learning Management System whose interactive features cater to pilot, maintenance, flight attendant, and ground handler training. Using unique usernames and passwords, the system allows an operator to track and report on a trainee’s progress, and a sophisticated built-in examination system validates the understanding and retention of course material.

"Throughout the technology design process, the two most important elements for our eLearning solutions were to develop a product that’s easy to use, and a system that can be fully accessed using existing Web technology," said Jon Pollack, eLearning Operations Manager, FlightSafety International. "We understand the need to provide online training without the need for additional hardware, CDs, or proprietary plug-ins for Web browsers."

Richmor Aviation, the launch customer for this initiative, is a leading aircraft management and FAR Part 135 operator. The company previously took their Part 135 recurrent training over the Web through virtual Instructor-led sessions, but decided to make the switch to online self-paced training.

"We liked FlightSafety's on-demand approach to delivering our Part 135 recurrent training," said Jim Colton, Director of Operations, Richmor Aviation. "It allows us to maintain greater training flexibility, and reduces many of the incidental costs associated with recurrent indoctrination."

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.