Thu, Mar 31, 2011
Incorporated In 1951 For Advanced Pilot Training
FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that March 29
marked the 60th anniversary of its founding. “Today we
commemorate and celebrate FlightSafety’s 60th anniversary.
All of us are most grateful to Al Ueltschi for founding this
outstanding company, his vision and leadership. We thank him
sincerely,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO.
Business aviation was just beginning when FlightSafety was
incorporated in the State of New York on March 29, 1951. At that
time, most business aviation pilots flew military aircraft
converted to civilian use and, unlike commercial pilots,
weren’t required to undergo formal training. FlightSafety now
serves as a factory authorized service provider for the vast
majority of business and regional aircraft manufacturers and
provides a wide variety of training programs and equipment to
military and government agencies worldwide.
FlightSafety’s highly qualified and experienced
instructors provide more than a million hours of comprehensive
professional training for pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians,
flight attendants, dispatchers and other aviation professionals
from 154 countries each year.
The company designs and manufactures advanced technology flight
simulators, visual systems and displays. FlightSafety has delivered
close to 800 simulators and other advanced training devices and
over 700 visual systems since 1978. This includes the development
of simulators for approximately 60 different aircraft types in the
past five years alone. The simulators and visual systems are part
of an integrated training system used throughout the
company’s network of 42 Learning Centers and training
facilities and by many other leading commercial, government and
military organizations worldwide.
“Al believed that the best safety device in any aircraft
is a well-trained crew when he founded the company. Six decades
later, we remain committed to this principle and to enhancing
aviation safety around the world. Training is more than our
business. It’s our mission. We sincerely appreciate each of
the more than 75,000 people who train with us each year. Our
Customers have and will always be at the center of all we
do.” added Bruce Whitman.
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