Simulators for new jets up and running

 - October 8, 2007, 5:28 AM

The FAA last month approved the first simulators for two business jets that received certification this summer: the ultra long-range Gulfstream 550 and the super-midsize Bombardier Challenger 300. The G550 sim, built by FlightSafety Simulation in Tulsa, Okla., was approved to FAA level-D standards and is located at FlightSafety’s learning center in Savannah, Ga., near the Gulfstream factory. NLX Corp. of Sterling, Va., made the Challenger 300 level-C sim, which is now housed at Bombardier’s training center at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Level-D approval is slated for next year.