Founded in 1951, FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.3 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals, from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centres and training locations in many different countries across the world. The FlightSafety Learning Centre in Farnborough opened in 2005 and is home to 12 EASA level D Certified full motion flight simulators. It delivers over 25,000hrs of simulator training to approximately 3000 pilots per year, for a range of customers, including Regional Airlines, Air forces and Business Jet operators. This lecture will look at how simulation has developed over the years and how modern technology has challenged safety development and training.
Stewart Stevenson, FlightSafety International UK Ltd
Stewart Stevenson trained as a civil aviation pilot at the Hamble Flying School, graduating in 1971. He Joined BEA, initially flying Tridents, and then (following the merger with BOAC) British Airways Tristars. Later, as a senior line captain, he flew DC10-30s and Boeing 777s, before finishing his airline career as a Training and Examining Captain for those aircraft types, retiring from British Airways in 2005. In 2008 he joined FlightSafety International as an Instructor/Examiner on Gulfstream 5 and Citation XL (C560) aircraft and he is currently Program Manager for Gulfstream 550 training. Altogether his involvement with Simulators spans 45 years.