FlightSafety Begins Training Using the First Level D Qualified Simulator for the New Cessna Citation Latitude

NEW YORK (September 23, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that training using its first Cessna Citation Latitude Level D simulator is scheduled to begin in Wichita next week. FlightSafety’s second simulator for the Citation Latitude will be installed at the company’s Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio next year.

“We are pleased to offer the most complete range of Cessna aircraft training programs delivered by our team of highly qualified and experienced instructors,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “The Citation Latitude training program benefits from FlightSafety’s 40 years of experience with Cessna aircraft training and industry-leading advances in simulation and training technology.”

The first simulator is located at FlightSafety’s Cessna Pilot Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas and is equipped with the Garmin G5000 avionics system. It has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. Qualification by the European Aviation Safety Agency is scheduled to be completed early next year.

“Building two Citation Latitude full flight simulators demonstrates our long-term commitment to provide our Customers with the training programs they require and to deliver industry-leading service and support,” added David Davenport.

The FlightSafety FS1000 simulators for the Citation Latitude are designed to replicate the exact flight and performance characteristics of the aircraft. They offer advanced instructional capabilities and are designed for maximum reliability, ease of maintenance and support. The simulators include FlightSafety’s new Instruction Operating Station designed to provide instructors with a highly productive and efficient work space. It features an intuitive interface, scalable graphics, and large multi touch displays. They are also equipped with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1100 visual system. Its unprecedented fidelity significantly enhances training by providing highly detailed mission specific imagery with vastly improved scene content and exceptional environmental effects. Pilots also benefit from photo-realistic imagery up to 40 -million-pixel-resolution, and wide field of views designed to enhance training realism.

FlightSafety provides training for Cessna aircraft in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; Long Beach, California; Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; and at the 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 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.

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Cessna Citation Latitude Simulator