FlightSafety International (FSI) officially opened its new Farnborough Learning Center in the UK on September 14. The 92,000-sq-ft facility has already received its first 50 pilots and is equipped with five of the 14 simulators it will eventually house.
Advanced Flight Simulation devices
With two major players in the field of simulator training for business aviation, competition for a larger share of the market is a constant, and innovation has driven both CAE SimuFlite and FlightSafety International to seek the advantage by continually upgrading and improving their respective curricula and systems.
Air Alpha A/S of Odense, Denmark, is awaiting delivery of a full-motion Bell 222 flight simulator built by Fidelity Flight Simulation of Pittsburgh. The simulator features Fidelity’s six-degree, all-electric motion base, an enhanced LCD mosaic wall external visual display and full type replication of the Bell 222 helicopter.
FlightSafety International (FSI) achieved a first recently when it put a Citation Sovereign simulator into service at its Orlando Learning Center. It is the first device with electric motion and control loading approved by the FAA to level-D standards. While the Sovereign is the first to achieve level-D certification, FSI has 36 other electric motion simulators to date, primarily for military aircraft.
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