LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (October 16, 2006) – FlightSafety International is expanding and upgrading its Learning Centers in Orlando, Florida and at the Le Bourget Airport in Paris, France.
“We are investing in customer areas, classrooms and simulator bays to increase the scope of our programs and heighten the level of service, quality and value we provide our customers,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
FlightSafety is increasing the size of the Orlando Learning Center by close to 40 percent. Once completed, the 85,000 square foot facility will include 14 simulator bays, an increase of four from the current configuration. The company will also be adding 10 MATRIX equipped classrooms in Orlando. FlightSafety’s MATRIX integrated training system expands the use of software code that runs the flight simulators throughout the facility and includes Graphical Flight Simulators and the interactive Desk Top Training and SimVu pilot debriefing systems.
The Orlando Learning Center currently offers training for aviation professionals who operate Cessna Citation Bravo, Encore, Excel, Sovereign, Ultra, Citation X and CJ3 aircraft.
Pilots who fly Embraer ERJ 145 and Raytheon Beech 1900 aircraft are also offered professional training at the Orlando Learning Center. Construction has begun and is scheduled for completion early in 2007.
The Paris-Le Bourget Center will grow by approximately 35% once the 20,000 square foot addition is completed. Simulator bays are being built to accommodate FlightSafety’s new Dassault Falcon 900Ex/2000Ex EASy and Embraer 170/190 convertible simulators equipped with FlightSafety’s new electric motion and control loading technology and high definition VITAL visual system. Nine new classrooms, customer service areas and specialized training program rooms are also being added. In addition, existing customer service facilities, classrooms and other common areas will be upgraded and enhanced. Construction will begin shortly and is scheduled for completion by the summer of 2007.
This Dassault Falcon Training Center serves our customers who operate Dassault Falcon 10, Falcon 20, Falcon 50, Falcon 900 and a Falcon 2000 aircraft.
It also provides training for the Cessna Citation 500 aircraft and for Europe’s growing fleet of regional airliners including the Bombardier Dash 8 100, 200 and 300 series aircraft. Regional airlines that operate Embraer 120 and Embraer 135/145 aircraft have access to full flight simulators and training at the Center.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.