FlightSafety International Receives EASA Approval for its New Embraer Legacy 500 Maintenance Training Program

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (February 21, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that its new Embraer Legacy 500 aircraft maintenance training program has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Training is currently being provided to Embraer and authorized Service Center personnel. Operators of the Legacy 500 will begin training following certification of the aircraft.

“FlightSafety and Embraer have worked closely together to develop the Legacy 500 maintenance training program and to receive EASA approval,” said Mike Lee, Director, Maintenance Training Business Development. “Maintenance technicians who support the Legacy 500 will appreciate the quality of this comprehensive training program. They will benefit from the experience and expertise of FlightSafety’s instructors, subject matter experts, and courseware designers and developers.”

“Embraer Executive Jets and FlightSafety have built an important partnership in order to serve our mutual customers worldwide. This approval illustrates our continued commitment to meet customer needs,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive Jets.  These achievements confirm that we will be prepared to support the entry into service of the Legacy 500 and also our continuous efforts to provide the best possible customer experience.”

A complete range of FAA, EASA and CAAC approved maintenance training courses for Embraer aircraft are available from FlightSafety. They include Maintenance Initial, Maintenance Update, Avionics Add-On, Engine Run and Taxi, and Maintenance Familiarization.

FlightSafety is the factory authorized training provider for the Embraer Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Legacy 600, Legacy 650, Lineage 1000, and the E-Jets family of commercial jets. Training for Embraer aircraft is offered by FlightSafety at eleven locations worldwide using a fleet of 24 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices.

 “FlightSafety is pleased and proud to serve Embraer,” said Mike King, Director, Business Development. “We continue to work together to develop new training programs, update existing courses, and determine the timing and location of additional flight simulators, devices, and equipment that is needed to support Embraer aircraft operators.”

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 167 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.