Larry Flynn, President of Gulfstream, and Eric Hinson, Executive Vice President of FlightSafety, in the new Gulfstream G450/G550 simulator located at the Hong Kong Learning Center.
LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (February 14, 2012) – FlightSafety International and Gulfstream Aerospace celebrated the grand opening of the new Hong Kong Learning Center on February 14, 2012. The Center will initially offer training programs for Gulfstream G450 and Gulfstream G550 aircraft using a new Level-D qualified full flight simulator and other advanced training devices.
“We are pleased to join with Gulfstream to expand the service we provide our mutual Customers in the Asia-Pacific region by offering Gulfstream G450 and Gulfstream G550 training at our new Learning Center in Hong Kong,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “We are proud to have served as Gulfstream’s factory authorized training provider for more than 40 years. Our close working relationship ensures that we provide the highest quality training using simulators and advanced training devices that reflect the exact flying and operating characteristics of the aircraft.”
The number of training events provided by FlightSafety in the Asia/Pacific region to operators of Gulfstream aircraft increased by 230% in the past five years. More than 4,000 courses were delivered to Customers in the region during 2011 for a wide variety of business and commercial aircraft. This includes over 700 for pilots, maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals who operate and support Gulfstream aircraft.
“We’re pleased to partner with FlightSafety to offer this training opportunity for current and future operators, especially since 27 percent of Gulfstream’s $17.9 billion backlog is in the Asia/Pacific region,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “This is the first simulator dedicated solely for business-jet operators in Asia, and, as the market leader in the region, we’re thrilled to blaze this trail.”
FlightSafety’s new Interchangeable Gulfstream G450 and G550 simulator is equipped with the company’s latest advancements in flight simulation technology including the VITAL X visual system and electric motion and control loading technology.
Training for the full range of Gulfstream aircraft is now offered by FlightSafety at its Learning Centers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Hong Kong; the Greater Philadelphia/Wilmington area; Long Beach, California; at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom; and in Savannah, Georgia.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa.