FlightSafety’s Business Aviation Customers Will Benefit From New U.S. Air Force Contracts

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (October 16, 2006) – FlightSafety International has been awarded contracts to provide KC-10 aircrew training and to design and manufacture two HC-130P Weapons System Trainers (full flight simulators) from the United States Air Force.

“The advanced technology simulators and training programs to be developed under these contracts will have direct, long term benefits for FlightSafety’s business aviation customers,” said Bruce Whitman, President, FlightSafety International. “These new contracts are examples of FlightSafety’s ability and commitment to provide exceptional value, service and support.”

FlightSafety has been awarded a contract to provide two HC-130P Weapons System Trainers. They will be designed and fielded for the United States Air Force Special Missions Command and Air Force Reserve Command Combat Search and Rescue HC-130Ps. The simulators will be equipped with FlightSafety’s Electric Motion and Control Loading system and feature the company’s high fidelity VITAL visual system.

FlightSafety has also received a contract from the Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base to provide KC-10 Aircrew Training to support the Air Mobility Command. The company will provide some 11,000 initial, upgrade and recurrent training events each year for KC-10 pilots, boom operators and flight engineers.

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals, including some 14,000 government and military personnel, train at FlightSafety’s network of 40 Learning Centers and at over 30 military bases 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.