FlightSafety constructs Gulfstream G650 sim
FlightSafety International (Booth No. 1227 and 1327) is marking a year of advances at NBAA, capped by the recent completion of construction of the first Gulfstream G650 flight simulator. "Our close working relationship with Gulfstream will ensure that the simulators, training devices and courses will reflect the exact flying and operating characteristics of the aircraft, and that operators will benefit from comprehensive, technologically advanced training," said Bruce Williams, FlightSafety's president and CEO. Delivery of the G650 flight simulator to FlightSafety's Learning Center in Savannah, Ga., is scheduled for December. FlightSafety's new Gulfstream training programs will feature enhancements including iFlightDeck, a Web-based training technology that provides operators with an interactive touchscreen representation of the aircraft's flight deck, used for training ground handlers and servicing personnel, as well as flight crews. The company also announced that the first Gulfstream G250 simulator is scheduled for delivery to Gulfstream in April 2011. In another milestone, FlightSafety noted more than 10,000 pilots and maintenance technicians have now received FlightSafety's SafetyStar certification. Certification is awarded to pilots who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency while maintaining ProCard currency for at least eight consecutive periods and aircraft technicians who have achieved Master Technician certification. The company has also installed its advanced Vital X visual system in its fleet of full-flight simulators and new Level 7 qualified flight training devices for helicopters manufactured by Bell, Europcopter and Sikorsky. Vital X provides increased scene content and improved weather features among its enhancements. Concurrently, FlightSafety is expanding training services for Embraer operators in Europe, Asia and South America, with the addition of training locations in Amsterdam, Curitiba in Brazil, Singapore and Zurich. FlightSafety is also expanding non-pilot training; its corporate flight attendant training will be offered in Long Beach, Calif., beginning early next year. The company introduced a new Extended Advantage Program, providing FlightSafety customers discounts and other benefits. for many products and services flight departments use regularly.