FlightSafety Expands Maintenance Training for Gulfstream Aircraft in China Through A Cooperative agreement with Lufthansa HNA Technical Training

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 16, 2013) – FlightSafety International announces the expansion of its Gulfstream aircraft maintenance training programs in China through a cooperative agreement with Lufthansa HNA Technical Training. The training will be offered in Haikou and Xi’an, China. It will also support Maintenance Technicians based in Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, and Taiwan.

“FlightSafety is pleased to expand the training it provides for Maintenance Technicians who support Gulfstream aircraft based in China and the surrounding region,” said Mike Lee, Director Maintenance Training, Business Development.

The courses will be provided by Lufthansa HNA Technical Training’s FlightSafety trained instructors. It will initially include Theoretical and Practical maintenance training for the Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G450, and Gulfstream G200 aircraft. The training will be approved by regulatory agencies as required.

In addition to training the instructors, FlightSafety will provide all courseware and the company’s MATRIX Integrated training system. MATRIX is an innovative suite of flight training tools that draw upon the same software that drives FlightSafety’s Level D qualified flight simulators. It includes Graphical Flight-Deck Simulators that provide interactive representations of the aircraft’s flight-deck on touch-screen monitors that enables users to monitor or perform virtually all the functions that would be performed in the aircraft. It also includes Desktop Simulators designed for instructor-led or self-paced instruction in the classroom. This interactive PC based training system is used to demonstrate and learn the function and control of aircraft systems.

Lufthansa HNA Technical Training Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technical Training and HNA Technik, an independent MRO operator of Hainan Airlines. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Haikou, in the province of Hainan P.R. China. Lufthansa HNA Technical Training offers a wide variety of training courses that range from Basic Training and Type Training to Component Training. All training courses meet the requirements of the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

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.