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FlightSafety International’s Third Gulfstream G650 Simulator Receives FAA Level D Qualification

NEW YORK (July 30, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that its third Gulfstream G650 aircraft simulator has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. The simulator is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Long Beach, California. The first two Gulfstream G650 simulators are in service at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia.

“The FAA Level D qualification of FlightSafety’s third Gulfstream G650 simulator clearly demonstrates our ability to design and manufacture the highest quality simulators,” said David Davenport, Senior Vice President. “Installing this new Gulfstream G650 simulator in Long Beach is another example of FlightSafety’s commitment to provide our Customers with the scheduling and training location flexibility they require.”

“FlightSafety’s Gulfstream G650 training programs, flight simulators, and other advanced technology devices are developed in conjunction with Gulfstream Aerospace,” said Steve Gross, Vice President, Sales. “This ensures they reflect the exact operating characteristics of the aircraft and provide pilots, maintenance technicians, and flight attendants with current and relevant information.”

This is the first FlightSafety FS1000 simulator to receive FAA Level D qualification. FS1000 simulators are designed to enhance training and maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of FlightSafety’s latest innovations in technology. They include the VITAL 1100 visual system, electric motion cueing, and new Instructor Operating Station. The FS1000 features tightly integrated computer hardware and software across subsystems which allows for more accurate and higher fidelity simulation than found in other current and previous generation simulators.

FlightSafety has been the official factory authorized training organization for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for more than four decades. Training is provided at Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; 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.