LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (July 9, 2013) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that its Embraer 190 full flight simulator built for Aeroméxico, has been qualified to Level D by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Mexico.
The new Embraer 190 simulator is located at Aeroméxico’s Training Center in Mexico City, Mexico. It will support Aeroméxico Connect, the largest operator of Embraer 170 and Embraer 190 aircraft in the region. FlightSafety has designed and manufactured 15 Level D qualified full flight simulators for Embraer 170 and Embraer 190 aircraft to date. The simulators are in service with airlines and at FlightSafety Learning Centers around the world.
“We appreciate the opportunity to serve Aeroméxico and are pleased that their Embraer 190 full flight simulator is the first to receive Level D qualification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in Mexico,” said John Van Maren, Vice President, Simulation.
“The FlightSafety simulator provides Aeroméxico with the quality and value we require, helps to ensure our pilots receive the highest quality training, and enables us to support our expansion and the current destinations we serve with our Embraer 190 aircraft fleet.” said Andres Conesa, CEO of Grupo Aeroméxico.
Aeroméxico’s Embraer 190 simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s latest technology including electric motion and control loading, and the 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 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 close to 800 simulators to date, including more than 130 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 the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
About Grupo Aeroméxico
Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V. is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in commercial aviation in Mexico and the promotion of passenger loyalty programs. Its fleet includes Boeing 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and the latest Embraer 145, 170 and 190 models. The carrier announced a major expansion plan in 2011 to acquire 20 new and wholly owned aircraft including ten Embraer 190 and ten Boeing 737-8 NG airplanes. Aeroméxico will take delivery of nine 787-8 Dreamliners over the next three years. Moreover, in 2012, Aeromexico recently announced the most significant fleet investment program in Mexican aviation history: the acquisition of 100 new aircraft, including 90 Boeing 737-8MAX and 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes.
Grupo Aeroméxico operates its main hub out of Terminal 2 in the Mexico City International Airport, and offers close to 600 daily flights to different cities in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
Aeroméxico is a founding member of SkyTeam, the global airline alliance partnering 17 airlines: Aeroflot, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM Romanian Air Transport and Vietnam Airlines. SkyTeam offers all partner airline passengers a large global network with more destinations and frequencies, and improved connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem miles through the different airline partners’ loyalty programs and enjoy the benefits offered at SkyTeam’s 503 airport lounges around the world. SkyTeam offers its 531 million annual passengers more than 14,000 daily flights to 983 destinations in 178 countries www.skyteam.com