Dassault Falcon Training Matters

Center Updates

New Learning Center Expands Training
A new Learning Center in Columbus expands training space for operators of the range of aircraft served at the center, including the Dassault Falcon 2000. The completed first phase of the new center totals 55,000 square feet and features 13 advanced-technology classrooms for pilots and maintenance technicians, 12 briefing/debriefing rooms and facilities to accommodate 12 Graphical Flight-deck Simulators. A second phase could add as much as 90,000 square feet, with the ultimate size and features based on Customer needs.


Falcon Emergency Exit Enhances Training

A Falcon emergency exit on the large cabin trainer at Dallas is now adding value and realism to crewmembers of Dassault Falcon aircraft enrolled in General Emergency Training and Cabin Attendant Recurrent. The training provides information and procedures required to effectively and efficiently respond to emergency situations. It includes general emergency scenario drill training designed to instruct participants in the proper use of emergency equipment including door and window exits, fire extinguishers, oxygen equipment, life vests and life rafts. The course meets the majority of regulatory requirements including those of FAA 14 CFR Part 135.331 as well as ICAO and IS-BAO when approved by the operator’s principal operations inspector.


Falcon 50 Pilot Training Available
Operators of Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft now have the option of a new training location with the addition of initial and recurrent pilot training at the Houston Learning Center. With the new training, FlightSafety now offers Falcon training at six Learning Centers. FlightSafety Houston has a long list of highly qualified and experienced instructors ready to provide training for Falcon 50 aircraft. The simulator is ready for training and has been certified to meet FAA, Transport Canada and MDGAC regulatory training requirements.


Yannick Kerriou Named Center Manager

Center Manager Yannick Kerriou brings experience as an airline captain, flight instructor and aircraft maintenance technician to his new role. Kerriou began his career in commercial aviation with British Airways as an aircraft maintenance technician after serving in the French Air Force for five years. He joined FlightSafety at the Paris center in 1990, serving as an instructor for Dassault Falcon 50, Dassault Falcon 900, Embraer EMB 120 and Embraer E170 aircraft, and as program manager for the Bombardier Dash 8. Most recently he served as assistant director and director of training. Kerriou holds multiple ATP licenses and type ratings and is an EASA-qualified type rating examiner and type rating instructor.


Expansion Boosts Training 

Dassault Falcon operators now can take advantage of expanded and renovated training facilities at FlightSafety’s Teterboro, New Jersey, Learning Center. Training in the renewed Learning Center began in summer 2014. The 72,000-square-foot center includes advanced-technology classrooms and can accommodate up to eight full flight simulators.

“This expansion and renovation is a clear demonstration of our commitment to continuously enhance the training and services we provide,” says Bruce Whitman, FlightSafety President and CEO.

The center offers a new state-of-the-art facility for flight crew emergency training. This includes a pool for sea survival training, a full-scale dunker and a hoist used to simulate being rescued from water by a helicopter. It also features a full-scale aircraft cabin trainer equipped with a visual system for emergency and cabin service courses.

The advanced-technology classrooms are equipped for FlightSafety’s new Operational Day Flow training methodology. This highly customized training transforms ground school by presenting critical procedures and tasks according to phase of flight rather than introducing them one system at a time.

Teterboro offers training programs for Dassault Falcon business aircraft. They include the 50EX, 2000/2000EX, 2000EX EASy/DX/LX/S/LXS, 900EX and 900EX EASy/DX/LX. Additional simulators will be added in the future, with timing and aircraft type they represent to be determined by FlightSafety according to Customer needs.

Danny Robayo Promoted to Center Manager
Danny Robayo has been promoted from assistant manager to manager in Teterboro. He joined FlightSafety in 1991 at Teterboro and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including both pilot and maintenance instructor for Dassault Falcon 10, 50 and 50EX aircraft, and as the center’s director of training.


Falcon 900B ODF Recurrent Available
FlightSafety now is offering Operational Day Flow for Falcon 900B recurrent training. Operational Day Flow transforms ground school by presenting critical procedures and tasks according to phase of flight rather than being introduced one system at a time. The approach presents daily flight profile scenarios within the context of defined flight plans and city pairs as part of an enhanced multimedia training environment.

To accommodate all our Falcon operators, the Wilmington Learning Center offers Falcon 900B to Falcon 50 ProLine 21 ground school differences training.