First FlightSafety FS1000 Simulator to Enter Service at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Long Beach

NEW YORK (May 19, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that its first FS1000 full flight simulator will enter service at the company’s Learning Center in Long Beach, California. Training using this new Gulfstream G650 simulator is scheduled to begin in July 2014. FlightSafety’s first two Gulfstream G650 simulators are located at the company’s Center in Savannah, Georgia.

“We look forward to the entry into service of FlightSafety’s first FS1000 flight simulator,” said John Van Maren, Vice President Simulation. “The FS1000 was designed to outperform current generation flight simulators in virtually all aspects. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all those involved in development and manufacturing of this new industry leading simulator.”

“Pilots and maintenance technicians who operate and support the Gulfstream G650 aircraft will benefit from the all-new design and the advances in technology incorporated into FlightSafety’s new FS1000 simulator,” said Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales. “The FS1000 will significantly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the training FlightSafety provides.”

FlightSafety’s new FS1000 simulators are designed to enhance training and maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the company’s latest innovations in technology. The simulators feature the new VITAL 1100 visual system and electric Motion Cueing System. They can also be equipped with the Crewview glass mirror display. Crewview is installed primarily on simulators that represent helicopters and military aircraft. The FS1000 features tightly integrated computer hardware and software across subsystems which allows for more accurate and higher fidelity simulation than found in other current and previous generation simulators.

A completely new Instruction Operating Station has been designed to provide instructors with a highly productive and efficient work space equipped with an intuitive interface, scalable graphics, and large multi touch displays. The simulator offers close to twice the amount of interior space for flight instructors, and observers compared to previous generation simulators.

FlightSafety has delivered more than 1,000 visual systems and 800 flight simulators and other advanced training devices to date. The simulators and visual systems are part of an integrated training system used throughout the company’s network of Learning Centers and by many other leading commercial, government and military organizations worldwide.

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, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.