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FlightSafety Selected by Dassault as the Factory Authorized Training Provider for the New Falcon 8X

NEW YORK (October 22, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that it has been selected by Dassault as the factory authorized training provider for the new Falcon 8X aircraft.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Dassault to provide training for the Falcon 8X,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “Our Customers will appreciate the addition of the Falcon 8X to the complete range of training we provide for Dassault aircraft. FlightSafety’s simulation engineers and courseware developers will work closely with Dassault to ensure the full flight simulators and training programs are of the highest quality and meet the specific needs of the pilots, maintenance technicians and flight attendants who will operate and support the Falcon 8X around the world.”

FlightSafety will initially design and manufacture two full flight simulators for the Falcon 8X. The first simulator will be installed at FlightSafety’s newly expanded Learning Center in Teterboro, New Jersey. The start of training will coincide with the entry into service of the aircraft. The second Falcon 8X simulator will be installed at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Paris.

The simulators will be qualified to Level D and approved for training by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the United States Federal Aviation Administration. Qualification by other regulatory agencies around the world will be applied for and obtained according to Customer needs.

The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulators built for the Falcon 8X will be equipped with the company’s latest advancements in technology. They include the VITAL 1100 visual system, electric motion control and cueing, and advanced instructor operating station. The training will feature MATRIX, FlightSafety’s integrated training technology. MATRIX features Desktop simulators for classroom instruction, and Graphical Flight-deck Simulators for instructor-led and self-paced learning. It also includes SimVu which enables pilots and instructors to review flight simulator sessions.

FlightSafety provides training for Falcon aircraft using a fleet of over 30 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices at its Learning Centers in Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Teterboro, New Jersey; Wilmington, Delaware; and at the Paris-Le Bourget airport.

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.