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FlightSafety International Upgrades Its Gulfstream GIV and GV Simulators at the Wilmington Learning Center

NEW YORK (July 17, 2015) – FlightSafety International announces that it has completed upgrades to the Gulfstream GIV and GV simulators located at its Learning Center in Wilmington, Delaware. FlightSafety’s new VITAL 1100 visual system has been installed on the Gulfstream GIV simulator. Flight Management System 6.1 capabilities have been added to both the Gulfstream GIV and GV simulators.

“Working with Gulfstream to upgrade our Gulfstream GIV and GV simulators demonstrates our mutual commitment to provide training programs that feature the latest, most advanced technology,” said Daniel MacLellan, Vice President, Operations.

The addition of FMS 6.1 to FlightSafety’s Gulfstream GIV and GV simulators in Wilmington will allow pilots to utilize the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and conduct Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches during training. These upgrades also provide growth capabilities for future communication, navigation and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) functions such as FANS1/A, and ADS-B (In). The complete FMS 6.1 ground school module is delivered prior to the simulator sessions enabling the pilots to transition to the new avionics with a full operational understanding.

FlightSafety’s new VITAL 1100 visual system offers unprecedented fidelity and the highest levels of realism. The computational performance of VITAL 1100 is up to five times greater than that of its predecessor, the Vital X. This significantly enhances training by providing highly detailed specific imagery with vastly improved scene content, exceptional environmental effects, and unprecedented levels of detail.

The Wilmington Learning Center offers training for the Gulfstream GIV, G200, G300, G400, GV, G450 and G550 aircraft. Gulfstream G650 training is scheduled to begin in Wilmington early next year.

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.