FlightSafety International has announced that it will build a new Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Construction of the new facility will be completed in two phases. Phase one will be 55,000 square feet and house six full flight simulators. It will also feature 13 advanced technology pilot
and maintenance training classrooms, 12 briefing and debriefing rooms, and facilities for 12 Graphical Flight-Deck Simulators. Construction of phase one is scheduled to be completed in
Phase two will include an addition of up to 90,000 square feet. This will provide space for more classrooms, flight simulators, and other advanced training equipment. The exact timing and
size of the addition will be determined by FlightSafety based on Customer needs.
“FlightSafety is proud to have been a member of the Columbus community since 1999,” said
Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “Investing in this new Learning Center demonstrates
FlightSafety’s commitment to provide Customers and Teammates with efficient, comfortable and conveniently located facilities. Every aspect is designed to enhance safety by providing
the highest quality training programs and services using advanced technology simulators.”
“FlightSafety International is a global company specializing in safety, one of the most vital elements of the aviation industry,” said Columbus
Michael B. Coleman. “We are
pleased with FlightSafety’s continued investment in Columbus, and we are proud of the important work the company is doing.”
The current Columbus Learning Center offers comprehensive training programs for aircraft manufactured by Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer, Gulfstream, and Hawker. The
Center’s 10 full flight simulators are for the Bombardier Challenger 350 and Global Vision 6000, Cessna Citation Excel, Citation Sovereign, Citation X, Citation XLS, Dassault Falcon 2000,
Embraer Phenom 300, Gulfstream G200, and Hawker 900XP aircraft. The Phenom 300 simulator is used exclusively by
“Columbus has a long history of aviation successes we can all be proud of,” said
Council member Michelle M.
Mills, chair of the Development Committee. “Port Columbus helped
introduce America to passenger air service, Columbus workers helped propel the space shuttle into orbit, and for the last 15 years, FlightSafety International has helped train the world’s
best and brightest pilots to fly all around the world.”