FlightSafety International Receives Level D Qualification From the ANAC for an Embraer 170/190 Full Flight Simulator Built for Austral Lineas Aereas of Argentina

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (May 15, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Level D qualification from the Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil of Argentina for a new Embraer 170/190 full flight simulator built for Austral Líneas Aéreas of Argentina has been achieved.

The new Embraer 170/190 simulator is located at Austral’s new Training Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Austral Líneas Aéreas, a member of the 'Grupo Aerolineas Argentinas', has a fleet of 20 Embraer 170/190 aircraft and serves domestic and regional destinations.

“We appreciate having been selected by Austral Líneas Aéreas to design and manufacture this new high quality Embraer 170/190 full flight simulator that is now qualified to Level D by the ANAC,” said Rick Armstrong, Vice President, Simulation. “This is the 14th Embraer 170/190 full flight simulator FlightSafety has designed and manufactured for leading airlines around the world and for use at our global network of Learning Centers.”

“The quality and reliability of FlightSafety’s advanced technology simulators, and the outstanding technical support they provide, helps us to train pilots effectively and efficiently,” said Pablo Manuel Fernández Fayolle, Austral, Director CEFEPRA. “As our needs change and our fleet grows we require flexibility and excellent value from our suppliers and FlightSafety delivers”

The Embraer 170/190 simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s latest technology including electric motion and control loading and a VITAL X visual system. The 60-inch electric motion and control loading system contributes to the simulator’s high level of fidelity, enhanced performance and increased reliability. It also offers environmental advantages compared to previous generation motion systems. FlightSafety’s VITAL X Visual System provides 60 x 200 degree Field of View and continuous global high-resolution satellite imagery capable of presenting environmental conditions experienced during all phases of flight, from taxi and takeoff to landing.

FlightSafety has delivered over 780 simulators to date, including130 for a wide variety of commercial aircraft manufactured by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer. The simulators are part of an integrated training system used by many leading commercial airlines and government and military organizations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America, and throughout the company’s network of Learning Centers.

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.