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EASA approves FlightSafety’s Embraer Legacy 500 program

Feb. 21, 2014, La Guardia Airport, N.Y. - FlightSafety International has announced that its new Embraer Legacy 500 aircraft maintenance training program has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Training is currently being provided to Embraer and authorized service centre personnel. Operators of the Legacy 500 will begin training following certification of the aircraft.


February 21, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

“FlightSafety and Embraer have worked closely together to develop the Legacy 500 maintenance training program and to receive EASA approval,” said Mike Lee, Director, Maintenance Training Business Development. “Maintenance technicians who support the Legacy 500 will appreciate the quality of this comprehensive training program. They will benefit from the experience and expertise of FlightSafety’s instructors, subject matter experts, and courseware designers and developers.”

“Embraer Executive Jets and FlightSafety have built an important partnership in order to serve our mutual customers worldwide. This approval illustrates our continued commitment to meet customer needs,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive Jets.  These achievements confirm that we will be prepared to support the entry into service of the Legacy 500 and also our continuous efforts to provide the best possible customer experience.

A complete range of FAA, EASA and CAAC approved maintenance training courses for Embraer aircraft are available from FlightSafety. They include Maintenance Initial, Maintenance Update, Avionics Add-On, Engine Run and Taxi, and Maintenance Familiarization.

FlightSafety is the factory authorized training provider for the Embraer Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Legacy 600, Legacy 650, Lineage 1000, and the E-Jets family of commercial jets. Training for Embraer aircraft is offered by FlightSafety at eleven locations worldwide using a fleet of 24 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices.

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 “FlightSafety is pleased and proud to serve Embraer,” said Mike King, Director, Business Development. “We continue to work together to develop new training programs, update existing courses, and determine the timing and location of additional flight simulators, devices, and equipment that is needed to support Embraer aircraft operators.”