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FlightSafety to offer AW139 training in Lafayette, La.

agusta-aw139Oct. 13, 2011, La Guardia Airport – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it will offer training for the AgustaWestland AW139 at its Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana starting in 2013.


October 13, 2011
By AgustaWestland

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Oct. 13, 2011, La Guardia Airport – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it will offer training for the AgustaWestland AW139 at its Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana starting in 2013.

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“Offering training for the AgustaWestland AW139 is a clear demonstration of FlightSafety’s commitment to provide our Customers who operate and support helicopters around the world with the advanced technology Level D qualified simulators and comprehensive training they require,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.

The new AgustaWestland AW139 simulator will feature FlightSafety’s electric motion and control loading technology and new VITAL X visual system. The advanced Vital X visual system provides highly realistic visuals designed for comprehensive training scenarios. It is optimized for training low level flight operations, offers increased scene content, vastly improved weather features, and enhanced levels of detail for optimum cueing. VITAL X delivers the ability for helicopter pilots and crews to be completely immersed in all training requirements.

The Lafayette Learning Center also offers Level D qualified simulators for the Sikorsky S-92, S-76 C+ and C++, as well as Level 7 qualified flight training devices for the Bell 206 and Bell 407.

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FlightSafety also provides a wide variety of courses for pilots, maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals who operate and support helicopters manufactured by Eurocopter, Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky as well as mission specific training programs for other aircraft types. The company offers a fleet of 16 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices located at its Helicopter Learning Centers in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Lafayette, Louisiana; Tucson, Arizona; West Palm Beach, Florida; and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom.


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