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Azul orders 2nd E-190 FFS from FlightSafety, explores training centre JV

FlightSafety International has entered into an agreement with Azul for the purchase of a second Embraer 190 full flight simulator (FFS) and the two have also agreed to explore the joint development of a comprehensive training centre in Brazil.

“FlightSafety’s experience and expertise in aviation training, the quality and reliability of their simulators and ability to support our future requirements for more pilots, made them the ideal choice,” explained David Neeleman, founder of Azul. “We are interested in creating a programme in conjunction with FlightSafety designed to encourage and assist Brazilians to become professional pilots.”

The new E-190 simulator will be installed at Azul’s current training centre in São Paulo, Brazil. It will be equipped with FlightSafety’s electric motion and control loading system and advanced VITAL X visual system and is expected to receive Level D qualification from the ANAC, Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency.

Photo shows seated, l-r: Bruce Whitman, president & CEO FlightSafety and David Neeleman, founder, Azul. Standing l-r: Rick Armstrong, vice president simulation, FlightSafety; Eric Hinson, executive vice-president, FlightSafety; Gerald Lee, vice president, business and corporate affairs, Azul; John Rodgerson, CFO, Azul; Renato Covelo, general counsel, Azul.

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