USAF Awards KC-46 Aircrew Training System Contract to FlightSafety

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (May 1, 2013) - FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the United States Air Force to provide the Aircrew Training System for the KC-46 military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft.

“FlightSafety is pleased and proud to have been awarded the KC-46 Aircrew Training System contract,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.  “FlightSafety has the experience and expertise required to provide KC-46 crews with the highest quality training system using our proven advanced technology training devices, visual systems, and highly effective courseware.” All of us with FlightSafety are honored to support those who serve to protect our freedom at home and around the world.”

FlightSafety will design and manufacture KC-46 Weapon System, Boom Operator, and Part Task Trainers at its Simulation facility in Oklahoma. The purpose built 375,000 square foot building opened in 2011. It is the largest of its type in the United States with the capacity to build up to 19 full flight simulators at a time.

The Weapon System Trainers will feature FlightSafety’s industry leading technology. This includes electric motion and control loading and visual systems with all-new glass mirror display technology. The KC-46 simulators and other training devices will support the mission specific training programs provided to KC-46 crewmembers and help to enhance safety.

FlightSafety supports the United States military with crew training, advanced technology training devices, and other innovative training systems and equipment. It has operations at 15 U.S. Military bases.  Current programs include Flight School XXI, C-5 Aircrew Training System, Joint Primary Aircraft Training System, T-6 (JPATS) Contractor Logistics Support, T-37/38 Contractor Logistics Support, KC-10 Aircrew Training System, C-17 Weapon System Trainers, HC-130P Weapon System Trainers, MV-22/V-22 Osprey Trainers, and in-flight training provided at the company’s facility in Daleville, Alabama.

The company is a leading supplier of aviation training devices, visual systems, and displays. FlightSafety has designed, manufactured, and delivered more than 1,000 visual systems, and close to 800 flight simulators and other advanced training devices to date. They are used in the training FlightSafety provides at its Learning Centers and by many leading airlines, governments, and military agencies.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company. It 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.