FlightSafety International will build a new learning center in Columbus, Ohio, replacing the current facility there that dates back to 1999, the company announced today. Construction of the new facility will be completed in two phases, it said.
Phase one, scheduled for completion in December, will include a 55,000-sq-ft facility to house six full-motion flight simulators, 13 pilot and maintenance training classrooms, 12 briefing and debriefing rooms and 12 graphical flight-deck simulators.
Phase two will add up to 90,000 sq ft for more classrooms, flight simulators and other training equipment. FlightSafety said customer needs will determine the timing and size of the addition.
FlightSafety’s current learning center in Columbus has 10 flight simulator bays and offers training programs for Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream and Hawker business jets. NetJets, which is based in Columbus, uses the facility extensively for crew training.