We stopped by the FlightSafety International stand and learned that they are planning to expand its presence in Asia with a new full-flight simulator for the G450 and G550. FSI President and CEO told us that the company is excited to provide Gulfstream and their mutual customers training in Hong Kong. The training is scheduled to begin in early 2012.
“Our long-term plan is to build a permanent Learning Center and Regional Corporate office for FlightSafety in Asia. The Center is expected to accommodate up to 10 full-flight simulators and serve upwards of 3,000 pilots, technicians, flight attendants and dispatchers per year. This significant investment further demonstrates our commitment to serve the growing aviation industry in Asia and our ability to respond rapidly to the needs of our customers, said Eric Hinson, FSI executive vice president.
FSI currently offers raining in Asia for operators of Bombardier and Embraer regional aircraft at the Tokyo International Airport in Japan and Singapore.