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FlightSafety International Further Enhances Gulfstream G650 Training With Simulator Upgrades

NEW YORK (November 18, 2015) – FlightSafety continues to enhance its Gulfstream G650 training program with upgrades to the simulators.

The Autobrakes system has been added to the initial and recurrent training programs. FlightSafety has worked with Gulfstream to ensure this addition to the G650 training curriculum fulfills the requirements of the FAA FSB Report and EASA OSD.

“The ongoing upgrades to our training programs and simulators demonstrate FlightSafety’s commitment to provide our Customers with the highest quality and most current programs,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President, Operations.

The Normal and Abnormal operation of the Autobrakes will be covered during ground school and a simulator session. Pilots will see and feel the differences in the flight controls associated with this update to the aircraft.

FlightSafety also offers a standalone course for those wanting to receive the training prior to their next recurrent event. It includes one hour in the simulator. The training is offered at the Savannah Learning Center and will be available in Long Beach by the end of 2015 and in Wilmington early next year.

FlightSafety has also upgraded its Gulfstream G650 simulators to provide training for Required Navigation Performance Authorization Required (RNP AR) operations. This will help to develop a thorough understanding of the navigation system capabilities of the Gulfstream G650 and to determine the proper arrival and approach procedures and best practices in accordance with the operator’s FAA Letter of Authorization. The course will enable pilots to identify failures affecting the aircraft’s RNP capability and then apply the appropriate contingency procedures.

The RNP AR portion of Gulfstream G650 Initial training includes three hours of ground school and one hour in the simulator. One hour of ground school is provided during recurrent training events.

The Autobrakes system and RNP AR training will be available at the Savannah Learning Center in December and in Long Beach and Wilmington early next year.

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.