Accidents, Safety, Security and Training » Training

News about simulators and training procedures.

March 28, 2007 - 12:15pm

Profits soared last year at Warren Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, though not all of the company’s divisions did well. In his annual letter to shareholders released last month, the investment mogul summarized the reduced performance of FlightSafety International and NetJets– the two largest companies in their respective fields of simulator training and fractional ownership.

March 28, 2007 - 11:40am

PrestoSim, a Grapevine, Texas, privately held Part 142 school, recently received FAA approval to provide simulator-based upgrade, initial, transition and type-rating training for the Cessna Citation Ultra and Encore equipped with the Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite. The company in November received FAA approval for its Primus-
equipped Citation Bravo simulator courses.

March 28, 2007 - 7:35am

A recent indicator of the business climate malaise that California’s new governor has vowed to reverse is the move of flight simulator facility operator SimPro USA from Los Angeles to the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.

March 27, 2007 - 12:37pm

FlightSafety International (FSI) is expanding its training options, offering a Web-based eLearning system that also provides a learning management system (LMS) for training tracking, monitoring and testing.

March 26, 2007 - 1:05pm

A few months ago I wrote about the events surrounding a British Airways

March 22, 2007 - 9:48am

FlightSafety has added Learjet 35/35A and King Air 350 simulators to its training facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The FAA level-C device for the Learjet features FlightSafety’s Vital VIII daylight visual system. FlightSafety Atlanta is also equipped with simulators for the Learjet 31A, 45 and 60, and the King Air 200.

March 22, 2007 - 9:40am

The “right stuff” might be your answer, particularly if you liked what author Tom Wolfe had to say in his recounting of America’s efforts to send a man to space. Was Wolfe referring to what it takes to be the first man on the moon, or was he addressing high-performance vehicles in general?

March 22, 2007 - 8:53am

Dassault Falcon Jet has completed the approval process to certify CAE SimuFlite’s Falcon 2000 maintenance program. CAE SimuFlite is the first training partner to meet Dassault’s expanded instructor and training program requirements for the aircraft, contained in the Dassault Falcon Training Policy Manual (FTPM). CAE SimuFlite intends
to expand the FTPM process to other Falcon types this year.

March 22, 2007 - 8:33am

Shanghai Sikorsky has delivered two Shen 3A helicopters (license-built Schweizer 300Cs) to Tianjin’s Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC). Acceptance flights were carried out at the Shanghai Gaodong Maritime Search and Rescue Heliport, located in the Pudong New District. This heliport serves as the base of operations for the port’s Maritime Search and Rescue Flying Service and is operated by China’s Ministry of Communications.

March 22, 2007 - 8:05am

FlightSafety International’s business aviation learning center at Farnborough Airport in the UK is expected to open next January. The 80,000-sq-ft facility will house up to 15 full-motion flight simulators, with initial units expected to cover the Gulfstream IV; Citation CJ1/CJ2, Ultra, Bravo and Excel; and Hawker 800XP.

 
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