FlightSafety International has received FAA certification for its second level-D simulator for the Dassault Falcon 8X, which has been installed at the company’s Teterboro, New Jersey learning center. That’s according to a tweet from the company late last week, which added that training on the simulator will begin later this month.
The simulator also is FlightSafety’s first 8X simulator in North America. Its only other for the large-cabin trijet is at Paris LeBourget, where it offers Falcon 8X EASy III EASA- and FAA-approved pilot courses, as well as 8X LiveLearning EASA recurrent pilot training. Other 8X pilot courses provided at LeBourget are FalconEye HUD, EASy III Category II, Data Link CPDLC, 7X EASy II to 8X EASy differences, and Falcon 8X EFVS Initial (FalconEye EVS operations down to 100 feet). FlightSafety also offers Falcon 8X maintenance training at its LeBourget and Dallas/Fort Worth centers.
Dassault delivered the first Falcon 8X in October 2016, following type certification from EASA and the FAA in June that year. More than 70 of the type are currently in service.