FlightSafety International, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, is busy at the show announcing the certification of new simulators.

Chinese civil aviation authority CAAC has certificated the company's Houston-located ERJ-145 regional jet and Hawker business jet systems. Operators of a wide variety of aircraft in China are training pilots at FlightSafety centres in the US. Shanghai Airlines puts its Hawker 800 pilots through initial and recurrent training with FlightSafety.

Headquartered at the Marine Air Terminal at New York¹s LaGuardia Airport, the company has an international network of 42 learning centres.

Within the past month the company has delivered an advanced Boeing 757-200 full-flight simulator to the Miami training centre of FlightSafety Boeing Training International. It's one of a large order of 717, 737 and 757 simulators already delivered this year.

The Boeing 737-700/800 simulator installed at FlightSafety's Atlanta centre is equipped with the Flight Dynamics head-up-display (HUD) guidance system and will be used for initial type training on the Boeing Business Jet. FlightSafety is convinced that HUDs will become ever more common in commercial aircraft, particularly regional types, and expects to rapidly incorporate the technology into its flight simulators.

Source: Flight Daily News