FlightSafety International’s FS1000 full flight simulator (FFS) for the Pilatus PC-24 has received interim Level C qualification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Training on the FFS – which is equipped with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1100 visual system, electric motion and control loading and new Instructor Operating Station – is scheduled to begin at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas during the first quarter of 2018.

The pilot and maintenance technician training programmes for the PC-24 will utilise MATRIX, FlightSafety’s Integrated Training System. It offers Graphical Flight Deck Simulators for instructor-led and self-paced learning, Desk Top simulators used in classroom instruction, and the SimVu simulator flight de-briefing system.

Pilatus PC-24 operators will also benefit from the new FlightBag App, which has been designed to increase the effectiveness of courseware material delivery and presentation, and as a resource for post-course review and reference.

The PC-24 FFS is expected to be qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) early next year.

Elsewhere, FlightSafety recently promoted Scott Goodwin to VP Simulation.