LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (April 6, 2006) – FlightSafety International announced today that it has designed and manufactured the world’s first electric motion and control loading equipped full flight simulator for commercial use and that it has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. The new Citation Sovereign aircraft simulator is now available to provide professional training to FlightSafety customers at the company’s Learning Center in Orlando, Florida.
“This is a clear demonstration of FlightSafety’s leadership in simulator design and manufacturing and our ability to respond quickly to the needs of our customers with innovative, advanced technology training devices that enhance the safety of aviation.” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO FlightSafety International.
FlightSafety has designed, manufactured and delivered thirty-six electric motion and control loading simulators to date. The United States Government qualified simulators include twenty TH-67, eight UH- 60 and two CH-47 aircraft simulators for Flight School XXI as well as five C-17 flight simulators built for the United States Air force. These simulators have already accumulated more than 40,000 in-service hours.
FlightSafety customers that purchase or train on these electric motion and control loading equipped simulators will experience the highest level of aircraft fidelity, enhanced performance and increased availability due to a reduction in maintenance requirements and increased reliability.
FlightSafety’s new electric motion and control loading simulators also offer environmental and cost saving advantages compared to previous generation devices as they produce less heat, lower levels of ambient noise and provide a safer environment due to the elimination of the risks often associated with hydraulic fluids. The cost saving advantages include a reduction of approximately 60% in electricity consumption and the elimination of the need for the construction and servicing of hydraulic pump houses and hose trenches.
The electric motion and control loading system has been developed to allow existing FlightSafety manufactured simulators to be retrofitted with this new technology.
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 over 40 training locations.