FlightSafety and Aeromexico Sign Agreement for Embraer 190 Aircraft Simulator

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (August 24, 2012) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Aeromexico for an Embraer 190 full flight simulator.

The Embraer 190 aircraft simulator is expected to receive Level D qualification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Mexico following its installation later this year.

“Aeromexico’s selection of FlightSafety to build their new Embraer 190 simulator reinforces our position as a world leading provider of high quality training equipment and support services,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “We are pleased to serve Aeromexico and look forward to expanding our relationship in the future.”

The simulator will be equipped with FlightSafety’s industry leading electric motion and control loading system that offers the highest level of aircraft fidelity, enhanced performance, increased availability, and lower life cycle costs compared to previous-generation devices. It will also feature FlightSafety’s advanced VITAL X visual system that provides 200 x 40 degree Field-of-View, features continuous global satellite high-resolution imagery, supports hundreds of six Degree of Freedom fully articulated moving models, and is capable of presenting a wide variety of environmental conditions.

“This new FlightSafety simulator provides Aeromexico with the quality and value we require and will help to ensure our pilots receive the highest quality training,” said Andres Conesa, CEO of Grupo Aeromexico. “Acquiring the Embraer 190 simulator will also enable us to support the ongoing expansion of the destinations we serve with our Embraer 190 aircraft fleet.”

“Having this new advanced technology simulator at our Training Center supports our commitment to continuously maintain high levels of service, quality and security for our passengers and results in savings for Aeromexico as it reduces our need for training at outside locations,” said Max Alvarez, Senior Vice President Fleet and Business Development.

FlightSafety has manufactured more than 780 simulators and 1,000 visual systems for airlines, governments and military agencies and its global network of Learning Centers. They include more 130 devices for commercial aircraft manufactured by Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer that are used by airlines in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. FlightSafety opened a new design and manufacturing facility in 2011 to augment its production capacity. The 375,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility has 19 full flight simulator assembly positions

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of full 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 the United States, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.