LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (January 08, 2007) – FlightSafety International announced today that its new Embraer ERJ 170 aircraft full flight simulator has received Level D qualification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. This is the second ERJ 170 simulator to enter service at FlightSafety's St. Louis, Missouri Learning Center.
"The FAA's Level D qualification of the ERJ 170 simulator is a clear demonstration of our ability to deliver advanced technology training products and high quality professional training services," said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
This new ERJ 170 simulator is equipped with FlightSafety's industry leading electric motion and control loading system. Simulators equipped with this technology offer the highest level of aircraft fidelity, 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 our dependency on petroleum products.
The ERJ 170 simulator 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.
The St. Louis Airline Learning Center now offers 10 flight simulators including five for aircraft manufactured by Embraer. A growing number of regional airlines rely on FlightSafety's training services and advanced technology simulation equipment available at 18 of the company's 40 Learning Centers in North America and Europe.
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.