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FlightSafety Selects Deccan Charters to Provide Pratt & Whitney Canada Engine Training in India

NEW YORK (June 4, 2015) – FlightSafety International has signed an agreement with Deccan Charters Pvt Ltd to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada Engine training in India. Training will be offered at Deccan’s facility in Bangalore on an extensive range of P&WC’s turboprop, turbofan, and turboshaft aircraft engines including the PT6A, PW 100, PT6T, PW 200 series. Courses are scheduled to begin during the last quarter of 2015.

“Deccan’s experience in aviation, reputation for excellence, and commitment to provide the highest quality training and Customer service made them the ideal choice for this initiative,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “Our Customers will now have access to FlightSafety’s industry leading training curriculum and technology for the full range of P&WC engine products in India and the surrounding countries.”

“Deccan is very pleased to have been selected by FlightSafety to establish a maintenance training center for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines in India,” said Sanjay Saihgal CEO Deccan Charters. “This initiative recognizes the potential and anticipated growth of corporate and regional aviation in India. It is in line with the recently announced initiatives of the new government to make aviation integral to infrastructure development and economic growth.”

The training programs will offer in-depth classroom and hands-on instruction designed to develop, expand and refine proficiency. Technicians will benefit from highly effective training that supports their efforts to maintain aircraft and their engines to the highest standards. The Center will be equipped with training engines, a FlightSafety Graphical FlightDeck Simulator for instructor led and self-paced learning, as well as Desktop simulators for classroom instruction. Deccan’s instructors will be trained by FlightSafety, and will receive approval from aviation regulatory agencies as required.

Deccan Charters is India’s leading General Aviation Services Company providing a complete suite of solutions ranging from Aircraft Charter to Aircraft Maintenance and Management Services. As part of its engineering services, Deccan maintains over 60 fixed wing aircraft and helicopters from over 15 operational and engineering bases giving it the largest geographical footprint among aviation companies in the country. The company also houses various aircraft component overhaul facilities that serve business aircraft operators and airlines. Deccan operates a fleet of owned and managed aircraft and offers Powerfly, a business aircraft membership program. It combines the aviation expertise of Deccan and partners to provide a one stop, nationwide, flexible program that allows our customers to travel on their schedule on a comprehensive fleet of aircraft ranging from jets to turboprops and helicopters.

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.