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FlightSafety And Gulfstream Further Enhance Pilot And Maintenance Technician Training

NEW YORK (October 31, 2016) – FlightSafety International and Gulfstream Aerospace announce enhancements to the training programs and services available to pilots and maintenance technicians of  Gulfstream aircraft.

Controller Pilot Data Link Communication training is now available for Gulfstream GIV, GV, G280, G450, G550 and G650 aircraft. It is offered as a FlightSafety eLearning course specific to each aircraft, and through a CPDLC iFlightDECK ™ subscription within FlightSafety’s new FlightBag application.

FlightSafety is incorporating the Honeywell Cert Hotel (ASC 911) upgrade into its Gulfstream G450 and G550 simulators located in Dallas, Farnborough, Hong Kong, Long Beach and Wilmington. The upgrade provides ARINC data link services including ACARS-DCL which delivers a departure clearance via data link at airports, allows pilots to now use CPDLC-DCL during training, and adds ADS-B capability to the simulators.

FlightSafety and Gulfstream have added a complete virtual aircraft tour to the joint Total Technical Training program. It provides maintenance technicians with the ability to view the entire aircraft in the classroom and within the training materials provided on an iPad. The tour includes extensive use of embedded video and 3D animations that enable technicians to see below floor panels, components within the tail compartment, or look around the fuel hopper.

Virtual Aircraft Tours are currently available for the Gulfstream G150, G280, G550 and G650. The Gulfstream G450 virtual tour will be available in the near future.

FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for more than four decades. Training for the complete line of Gulfstream aircraft is delivered by FlightSafety’s highly experienced and qualified instructors using close to 30 full flight simulators as well as other advanced training devices and equipment. It is available at FlightSafety Learning Centers in Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Hong Kong; Long Beach, California; Savannah, Georgia; Wilmington, Delaware; and at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.

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 1.3 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.