LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NEW YORK (September 24, 2007) – FlightSafety International has received two awards from the National Training & Simulation Association. The awards are presented each year to non-Department of Defense individuals or teams for outstanding achievements in the development or application of models and simulators.
The first award was presented to FlightSafety and Moog FCS for the introduction of the first successful heavy all electromechanical motion system for flight simulators.
FlightSafety has produced 48 electric motion and control loading equipped simulators for 22 business, commercial and military aircraft types to date. The fleet has accumulated over 100,000 hours and is growing at a rate of over 10,000 hours per month. The simulators have been qualified by the FAA, CAA, LBA, DGAC, and EASA aviation authorities and are in service at FlightSafety Learning Centers, military installations and commercial customer sites worldwide.
The second award was given to FlightSafety and the other members of the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI Simulation Services Team, including CSC and L-3, in recognition of their contribution to the program. FlightSafety designed and manufactured the electric motion and control loading equipped flight simulators that enabled the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center to implement Flight School XXI. It provides a major increase in availability of training hours, an earlier transition into student’s wartime aircraft, and produces combat-ready aviators upon graduation.
Electric motion and control loading equipped simulators offer enhanced performance and increased availability due to a reduction in maintenance requirements and increased reliability. The simulators also offer environmental advantages compared to previous generation devices as they produce less heat, lower levels of ambient noise and provide a safer environment due to the elimination of the risks often associated with hydraulic fluids as well as the dependency on petroleum products. This technology reduces electricity consumption by up to 85% compared to hydraulic motion equipped simulators.
FlightSafety has been a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of simulation systems for over 50 years. More than 400 FlightSafety built simulators have entered service in the past 20 years, including simulators for 160 aircraft models in just the past five years.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.