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FlightSafety International Enhances Training Programs for Gulfstream GIV and GV Aircraft Equipped With PlaneDeck™ Technology

NEW YORK (October 20, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that it has enhanced its initial and recurrent training courses for Gulfstream GIV and Gulfstream GV aircraft equipped with PlaneDeck™ technology.

“Working with Gulfstream to upgrade our Gulfstream GIV and Gulfstream GV simulators in Savannah to Gulfstream PlaneDeck technology demonstrates our mutual commitment to provide training programs that feature the latest, most advanced technology,” said Andy Johnson, Manager, Savannah Learning Center. “The upgraded simulators will be used to provide an in-depth description of the functionality of the new DU-885 displays and other advanced features of Gulfstream’s PlaneDeck technology.”

Tim Steinhauser, Director of Customer Relations for Gulfstream, said “Having a simulator match the aircraft is critical to a training experience that prepares the pilot for safe and efficient flight operations. Additionally, this upgrade demonstrates the continued commitment of Gulfstream and FlightSafety to maintain the integrity of the training programs and product support for our in-service fleet.”

Gulfstream PlaneDeck is a retrofit to the cockpit’s primary flight displays. It features Honeywell’s DU-885 display technology. Specifically designed for SPZ-8000/8400 and SPZ-8500 series avionics systems, this upgrade also provides growth capabilities for future communication, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) functions. PlaneDeck can be expanded for upcoming requirements such as WAAS-LPV, RNP, FANS1/A, and ADS-B (In). It also offers the integration of XM® graphical weather, and Jeppesen electronic charts and maps with geo-reference and video displays all accessed through a cursor control interface.

FlightSafety has provided training for Gulfstream aircraft for more than 50 years. Training for the complete line of Gulfstream aircraft is offered at FlightSafety Learning Centers in 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 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.