FlightSafety's Bell 407 flight training device qualified to Level 7 by FAA

FlightSafety International's Bell 407 advanced flight training device has been qualified to Level 7 by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“An increasing number of helicopter operators are recognizing the value, efficiency and effectiveness of training using FlightSafety’s new Level 7 qualified flight training devices as opposed to training in the actual aircraft,” said George Ferito, Director Business Development, Rotorcraft Training. “Operators of smaller, turbine powered helicopters can now benefit from the same level of professional training we provide our fixed wing and larger helicopter customers as a result of these new devices.”

The new Bell 407 flight training device is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. It will be used during initial type training, recurrent training, inadvertent IMC training, and a wide variety of mission-specific and scenario-based programs. The device is designed to replicate the unique operational requirements of Emergency Medical Services, Off-Shore, Law Enforcement, Electronic News Gathering, Paramilitary Operations and others. The flight training device allows for emphasis on maneuvers and scenarios not safely or realistically suited for the aircraft. Among these are engine fires, loss of tail rotor effectiveness and starting problems such as hot or hung starts.

The new Bell 407 flight training device is equipped with FlightSafety’s advanced Vital X visual system that provides the most realistic and comprehensive training scenarios available for the aircraft. Night Vision Goggle (NVG) capability will be added in the near future.



BlueSky Business Aviation News | 28th October 2010 | Issue #98
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