FlightSafety International (booth 2678-2682) says that more than 200 business aviation pilots and maintenance technicians have applied and been qualified to receive training from FlightSafety at no charge through the company's Proficiency Protection Program since its introduction in June 2009.

"We are pleased to have helped so many of our customers who have become unemployed to remain current while they explore new opportunities," says FlightSafety president and chief executive Bruce Whitman. The Proficiency Protection Program provides business aircraft pilots who were training under a FlightSafety contract at the time of involuntary job loss with an opportunity to receive a recurrent training course at no charge.

Maintenance technicians who were enrolled in FlightSafety's Master Technician programme at the time of their job loss may receive the next course towards their rating at no charge.

Source: Flight Daily News