FlightSafety Selected as the Factory Authorized Training Provider for the New Gulfstream G500™ and Gulfstream G600™ Aircraft

NEW YORK (October 20, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that it has been selected by Gulfstream Aerospace as the exclusive factory authorized training provider for the new Gulfstream G500™ and Gulfstream G600™ aircraft.

“FlightSafety is very pleased and proud to serve as the authorized training provider for the new Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft,” said Bruce Whitman, President and CEO. “Working with Gulfstream to build a full flight simulator concurrently with the design and development of the aircraft demonstrates our close relationship, and ensures our instructors will be fully prepared to deliver the highest quality training.”

Pilot and maintenance technician training for the Gulfstream G500 and G600 will be provided at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia. FlightSafety and Gulfstream will determine the timing and location of additional domestic and international training sites according to Customer needs.

FlightSafety has recently completed its design and manufacture of a full flight simulator for the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft. It is scheduled to be installed in Savannah at the end of this month. The FS1000 simulator will be initially used by Gulfstream’s engineering and flight test personnel and FlightSafety’s training program development teams.

The simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s latest advancements in technology. They include the VITAL 1100 visual system, electric Motion Cueing System, and advanced instructor operating station. The simulator 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 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.