FlightSafety International (FSI) has opened its new Hong Kong Learning Center, which initially will be based around a Gulfstream G450/G550 flight simulator. The U.S.-based training group held an opening ceremony there on Tuesday.
The center, which is housed in Cathay Pacific Airlines complex on Lantau Island, reflects strong sales of Gulfstream business jets in the Asia Pacific region. Training for Gulfstream aircraft is already offered at FSI centers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia/Wilmington and Long Beach in the U.S, as well as at Farnborough in the UK.
At last year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show in Las Vegas, FSI announced a variety of new offerings that will come on to the market this year and next. The Berkshire Hathaway-owned firm is currently designing and manufacturing 14 level-D simulators for installation in its learning centers worldwide. The company will add a G450 simulator to its Dallas facility this year, and will increase its number of G650 simulators around the world from one to three by 2013.
The company will also provide a maintenance-training center for Cessna in Wichita, and increase the number of locations where Pratt & Whitney Canada engine training is available.