NEW YORK (October 20, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that it has been selected by SkyWest Airlines to provide training services using full flight simulators at a new Learning Center in Colorado.
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with SkyWest Airlines,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “FlightSafety will provide training services using flight simulators and other advanced-technology training devices in a new facility that meets the specific needs of SkyWest. This agreement demonstrates FlightSafety’s capabilities to deliver high quality, cost-effective training solutions and services to commercial airlines.”
FlightSafety is currently providing SkyWest with an Embraer E175 simulator in an interim facility in Denver, Colorado. A second Embraer E175 full flight simulator and two Graphical Flight-deck Simulators will enter service in early 2015. The Graphical Flight-deck Simulators allow for instructor-led and self-paced learning to supplement and reinforce full flight simulator instruction.
FlightSafety plans to open a new Learning Center to serve SkyWest in the Denver area in 2016. It will be equipped with two Embraer E175 simulators and Graphical Flight-deck Simulators. FlightSafety will also install full flight simulators and Graphical Flight-deck Simulators for the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ200 aircraft. The Center will offer classrooms and a full complement of Customer service areas. It can be expanded in the future to accommodate up to six full flight simulators if required.
As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest Airlines partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 346 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 10,500 aviation professionals operate more than 1,800 flights each day to 193 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.
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.