Flybe acquires Bombardier and Embraer simulators from FlightSafety
Jan. 10, 2011, La Guardia Airport, N.Y. - FlightSafety International has been selected by Flybe to provide full flight simulators for the Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet 170/190 aircraft.
The simulators will be located at the new Flybe Training Academy located at the Exeter International Airport in the United Kingdom. The Bombardier Q400 simulator is scheduled to be installed in the spring of 2011. FlightSafety will provide Flybe with Embraer E-Jet 170/190 training services at its facilities in Amsterdam and at the Paris Le Bourget airport until the new simulator is installed in early 2012.
“We are pleased that Flybe selected FlightSafety to provide the Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet aircraft simulators for their Academy in Exeter,” said Eric Hinson, Executive Vice President. “Having served Flybe for over 13 years, we recognize and appreciate their commitment to enhance aviation safety through professional training using comprehensive training programs and state-of-the art equipment.”
“The high quality simulation equipment, exceptional support and outstanding value FlightSafety provides made them the best choice for our Flybe Training Academy,” said Andrew Strong, Chief Operating Officer.
“Our pilots, and those from the other operators we support, will appreciate the quality, reliability and scheduling flexibility these new simulators offer.”
Flybe and FlightSafety have also entered into a cooperative marketing agreement that will provide other Bombardier Q400 and Embraer E-Jet 170/190 aircraft operators in the region with the opportunity to purchase surplus simulator hours at the Flybe Training Academy.
The simulators will be equipped with FlightSafety’s industry leading VITAL X Visual System and electric motion and control loading technology.