NEW YORK (April 29, 2019) – FlightSafety International and ExpressJet Airlines have signed an extension to their existing training services agreement. It includes the addition of full flight simulators and other advanced training devices and services.
“ExpressJet Airlines is a highly-valued, long term Customer of FlightSafety,” said David Davenport, Co-CEO and President, Commercial. This extension and expansion of our agreement with ExpressJet will ensure the airline receives the simulators, training devices and services that meet its exact needs, along with the value and quality that all FlightSafety Customers expect and deserve.”
“We are proud to expand and build upon ExpressJet’s in-house training capabilities through this new agreement with FlightSafety,” said Subodh Karnik, ExpressJet Chairman and CEO. “The new simulator and training devices provided by FlightSafety will support maximum training efficiency and throughput as ExpressJet grows with new Embraer E175s and hires more than 600 pilots in 2019.”
FlightSafety has recently delivered an Embraer E-170 simulator to the ExpressJet facility at Houston Intercontinental Airport and has installed an E Jet cabin trainer. Graphical Flight deck simulators for the Embraer E-170 and ERJ 145 aircraft will be coming in the near future. FlightSafety will also provide maintenance services for the training devices installed at the ExpressJet facility.
ExpressJet Airlines operates as United Express, on behalf of United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL), to serve more than 100 airports across the United States, Canada and Mexico, with over 3,300 weekly flights from bases in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston and Newark. ExpressJet’s fleet includes more than 110 Embraer ERJ145 and Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, with 25 new Embraer E175s being added in 2019. ExpressJet pilots enjoy top-tier pay and quality of life and a career path to United Airlines. ExpressJet is a subsidiary of ManaAir, LLC, a minority affiliate of United Airlines.
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. Over 2,000 highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 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, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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