NEW YORK (October 20, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that it has been awarded a new contract from the United States Air Force to provide training for Gulfstream aircraft for up to 5 years. This is subsequent to a similar contract awarded to FlightSafety in 2009.
“FlightSafety is honored to serve the men and women in the United States Air Force who operate and support Gulfstream aircraft,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “This contract award demonstrates FlightSafety’s proven ability to meet the stringent requirements of the Air Force and to offer the best overall value. FlightSafety is proud to have served the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and other government agencies since the 1960s.”
Under the agreement, FlightSafety’s highly qualified and experienced instructors will provide training for Gulfstream GIII, GIV, GV and G550 aircraft using its fleet of advanced flight simulators and other training equipment and systems. The training will take place at FlightSafety Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Long Beach, California; Savannah, Georgia; and Wilmington, Delaware. FlightSafety expects to deliver more than 800 courses during each year of the contract. They include a wide range of courses for pilots, flight engineers, and aircraft maintenance technicians, as well as crew emergency training.
FlightSafety supports the United States military with crew training, advanced technology training devices, and other innovative training systems and services. Programs include the new KC-46 Aircrew Training System, Flight School XXI, the Army’s premiere training facility, C-5 Aircrew Training System, Joint Primary Aircraft Training System, T-6 (JPATS) Contractor Logistics Support, T-37/38 Contractor Logistics Support, KC-10 Aircrew Training System, C-17 Weapon System Trainers, HC-130P Weapon System Trainers, and MV-22/V-22 Osprey Trainers. FlightSafety provides in-flight training in Daleville, Alabama, and has operations at 15 U.S. Military bases.
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.