FlightSafety’s New Pilatus PC-12/47 Simulator Receives Level D Qualification From the FAA

NEW YORK, (July 14, 2014) – FlightSafety International announces that its new Pilatus PC-12/47 simulator has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. This simulator is the only FAA Level D qualified simulator for the Pilatus PC-12/47 available worldwide.

“The Level D qualification of FlightSafety’s Pilatus PC-12/47 simulator clearly demonstrates our commitment and ability to provide our Customers with the highest quality training using advanced technology simulators,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.

Training using this new simulator is scheduled to begin at the end of this month at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. Training for the Pilatus PC-12NG is currently provided in Dallas by FlightSafety’s highly qualified and experienced instructors. Pilatus selected FlightSafety as its factory-authorized training provider for the new Pilatus PC-24 aircraft in 2013. FlightSafety plans to offer training for the PC-24 in Dallas following installation and qualification of the simulator.

The PC-12/47 simulator is equipped with a Garmin GMX 200 Multi-Function Display and 2 Garmin GNS 530W GPS units. It also features a Bendix King by Honeywell EFIS 50 and KFC 325 Autoflight Control System.

FlightSafety has installed its industry leading VITAL 1100 visual system and other advanced technology equipment on the simulator. VITAL 1100 is designed to significantly enhance training by providing highly detailed geo specific imagery, improved scene content, exceptional environmental effects, physically accurate lighting, and unprecedented levels of detail.

The Dallas Learning Center now has 27 full flight simulators for business and commercial aircraft manufactured by Airbus, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, Embraer, Dassault, Pilatus, and Gulfstream.

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.