LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (October 16, 2006) – FlightSafety International announced today that the company will conduct close to one million hours of flight and classroom instruction for aviation professionals this year.
“This important milestone is a clear demonstration of the contribution FlightSafety has and continues to make to the safety of aviation around the world and the quality and value we offer through our professional training programs, instructors and flight simulation technology,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO, FlightSafety International.
FlightSafety’s fleet of advanced technology simulators will fly more than 650,000 hours in 2006. FlightSafety designed and manufactured advanced technology simulators are located throughout the company’s network of Learning Centers and facilities.
FlightSafety provides training services to the pilots and maintenance technicians that operate well over 300 different types including the majority of fixed and rotor wing business aircraft operated in business aviation.
More than 40 countries around the world rely on us to train the pilots that fly their government leaders and officials. Some 14,000 military personnel train at our facilities each year.
Regulatory authorities from around the world have recognized the quality and fidelity of our simulators by qualifying over 240 to the highest standards. We have designed, developed and manufactured industry-leading technologies such as MATRIX, our integrated training system, true-to-life VITAL visual systems and electric motion and control loading equipped simulators, to name a few recent achievements.
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.