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FlightSafety's Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 650 Full Flight Simulator Qualified to Level D by the FAA, ANAC, and EASA

La Guardia Airport, New York (March 25, 2013) - FlightSafety Internaional announces that its full flight simulator for the Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 650 aircraft has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration; Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil in Brazil; and European Aviation Safety Agency.

“Pilots and maintenance technicians who operate and support the Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 650 will benefit from the highest level of fidelity, quality, and reliability this new simulator provides,” said Bruce Whitman, President & CEO. “The Level D qualification of the Legacy 650 simulator by the FAA, ANAC, and EASA demonstrates our ability to design and manufacture advanced technology training devices that qualify to the highest standards.”

The new Legacy 650 simulator is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It is equipped with the company’s advanced VITAL X visual system, paving the way for FlightSafety to begin Legacy 650 training during the second quarter of 2013.

“Providing the Legacy 650 simulator illustrates our continued commitment to meeting customer needs,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Embraer Executive Jets. “Embraer Executive Jets and FlightSafety have built an important partnership in order to serve our mutual customers. The new simulator confirms our continuous efforts to provide the best possible customer experience.”

The FlightSafety Learning Center in St. Louis provides simulators, training programs and services for operators of Embraer ERJ 145, EMBRAER 170/190, and Legacy 600/650 aircraft and is scheduled to receive the world’s first Legacy 500 simulator in 2014. The Center has a total of 16 simulators and offers advanced technology equipped classrooms, as well as Customer service and support areas.

FlightSafety serves Embraer as its factor-authorized training provider for the E-Jets family of commercial jets, as well as the Lineage, and Legacy executive jets. Training for Embraer aircraft is offered by FlightSafety at eight locations using a fleet of 23 full flight simulators and other advanced training devices.

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