11-Oct-2011 Source: FlightSafety
FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC) in Mexico for two Level D simulators and three Level 7 qualified flight training devices. FlightSafety has now received approval for 274 of its simulators and flight training devices from the DGAC in Mexico.
â€œThe approval of five FlightSafety simulators and flight training devices by the DGAC in Mexico shows our commitment and ability to provide our Customers in the region with training programs and advanced simulators that are approved to the highest standards in the country in which they operate,â€ said Greg McGowan, Vice President, Operations. â€œTo date, FlightSafety has received 1,119 qualifications from aviation regulatory agencies worldwide for 337 Simulator Configurations currently in service at its Learning Centers.â€
The DGAC has granted its approval for FlightSafetyâ€™s Dassault Falcon 7X and Eurocopter EC135 full flight simulators that entered service in 2011 at the companyâ€™s Learning Center in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The Falcon 7X simulator has received Level D qualification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration and regulatory authorities in Brazil, Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
Also approved by the DGAC are FlightSafetyâ€™s Level 7 qualified Bell 206, Bell 207 (L3 and B models), and Eurocopter AS350 flight training devices. These devices have previously been qualified by the FAA and Transport Canada.
â€œA growing number of business aviation professionals who fly and maintain fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in Mexico, Central and South America rely on FlightSafetyâ€™s comprehensive training programs,â€ said Willy Vargas, Managing Director â€“ Mexico, Central America, Venezuela & Peru. â€œOur Customers appreciate the high quality training programs and outstanding service FlightSafety offers and the investments we are making to support their training needs.â€
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 Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Photo shows EC135 full flight simulator