19-May-2010 Source: FlightSafety
FlightSafety International announces that its American Eurocopter AS 350 B2 Flight Training Device has been certified for Night Vision Goggle training. The FAA Level 7 qualified Flight Training Device is located at FlightSafetyâ€™s Learning Center in Tucson, Arizona.
â€œThe addition of Night Vision Google training capabilities to our American Eurocopter AS 350 B2 Flight Training Device demonstrates FlightSafetyâ€™s desire and ability to respond quickly to the mission specific training enhancements our Customers require,â€ said George Ferito, Director Rotorcraft Business Development.
The AS 350 Flight Training Device is equipped with FlightSafetyâ€™s VITAL X visual system that provides 220 degree by 100 degree â€“ 60 degrees down and 40 degrees up â€“ wrap around visual capability. The visual system offers highly detailed, texture enhanced scenes and excels in its realistic presentation of both routine and critical weather conditions. It is also equipped with a vibrating motion base that enhances the training experience by adding a new level of realism to the training scenarios.
FlightSafetyâ€™s initial and recurrent American Eurocopter AS 350 training programs include aircraft systems, emergency and abnormal procedures, as well as human factors and specialty training such as Inadvertent IMC.
FlightSafety provides a wide variety of pilot and maintenance training programs for the vast majority of fixed and rotor wing business aircraft manufacturers including American Eurocopter, Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky Aircraft Company.
The company offers a fleet of 15 helicopter simulators and other advanced training located at its Learning Centers in Fort Worth, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; West Palm Beach, Florida and in the United Kingdom at the Farnborough Airport. A Eurocopter EC135 full flight simulator is scheduled to enter service at FlightSafetyâ€™s Lafayette Center by the end of 2010.
FlightSafety International is the worldâ€™s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the worldâ€™s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France, Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom.