FLIGHTSAFETY International (FSI) has announced a spate of installations and certifications which highlight its move to build and install top-end Level D flight simulators, using its own Vital ChromaView visual system.

FSI-built Level D simulators have been installed at LaGuardia, New York, for the Beech 1900D regional airliner; at Teterboro, New Jersey, for the Dassault Falcon 20 business-jet; and at Tucson, Arizona, for the Learjet 31A business-jet.

FSI's Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Simulation Systems division is building Level D simulators for the de Havilland Dash 8 and Saab 2000 regional airliners, for installation at Paris/Le Bourget and San Antonio, Texas, respectively. The US Company's first Saab 2000 simulator was shipped to Switzerland's Crossair at the end of February.

Other Level D simulators are being built under long-term training agreements with Cessna Aircraft and Gulfstream Aerospace. FSI is building Cessna Citation V Ultra and Citation X simulators and is to install its first Gulfstream V simulator by the aircraft-certification date of November 1996.

Some Level C simulators continue to be installed, most recently for the Saab 340 regional airliner, at LaGuardia; the Raytheon C-12D (military Beech King Air), at Daleville, Alabama; and the Fairchild C-26B (military Metro 23), at San Antonio.

Source: Flight International