FAA Approves FlightSafety Farnborough

 - January 10, 2007, 10:32 AM

The FAA has awarded FlightSafety International’s new Farnborough, England training center a Part 142 certificate, allowing crews to complete FAA-approved training at the UK facility. For pilots from outside the U.S., this provides a way to avoid the considerable inconvenience and delays associated with U.S. immigration procedures. The 92,000-sq-ft building opened last year and can accommodate up to 15 full-motion simulators. The center currently offers simulator training for the Cessna Citation Bravo, Gulfstream IV, King Air 200, Beech 1900D and Saab 340. Simulators for the CitationJet and Hawker 800 are scheduled to be available this spring. In the summer the FlightSafety facility plans to install a Citation Excel simulator, which will be followed by units for the Hawker 400XP in the fall and the Citation Mustang next year.