FlightSafety’s Innovation And Focus On Safety Helps On Many Fronts During COVID-19 Crisis

LaGuardia Airport, New York (April 14, 2020) – FlightSafety International’s focus on safety and innovation has recently been demonstrated in new ways. The company has applied manufacturing resources to produce medical safety products and introduced a new online learning approach to support pilot currency requirements and maintenance training.

“Our teammates at FlightSafety Simulation in Broken Arrow are proud to contribute to the safety of medical professionals through their design and production of 3-D printed medical grade respirators (masks),” said Scott Goodwin, Vice President, Simulation.

The respirators are protective devices designed for a close facial fit to help filter airborne particles. In partnership with a non-profit agency, FlightSafety manufacturing staff are producing the three main rigid components of the masks which the partner organization then fits with a seal, filter and straps and delivers to health professionals working in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, to help keep them safe while treating COVID-19 patients.

“Our innovative approach to delivering the ground school portion of pilot recurrent training and maintenance classes online through our instructor-led system is helping pilots and technicians to remain current and proficient without the need to travel to a Learning Center,” said Brian Moore, Senior Vice President, Operations.

FlightSafety began delivering instructor-led online courses for pilots in early April and will soon offer more than 20 aircraft type-specific courses. The company is also providing maintenance courses through its LiveLearning system and has scheduled over 100 events.

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. FlightSafety’s highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 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, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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