FlightSafety International has announced the entry into service of a new Boeing 777-300ER full flight simulator the company built for use by the Japan Air Self Defense Force to train crews for operation of their new VIP transport aircraft. The simulator is installed at the Chitose Air Base in Hokkaido, Japan.

The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator features tightly integrated computer hardware and software across subsystems which allow for more accurate and higher fidelity simulation. It offers a new multi-function Instructor Operating Station designed to enhance the effectiveness of training by providing an intuitive interface, scalable graphics, and large multi-touch displays. The simulator will be equipped with FlightSafety's VITAL 1100 visual system and feature a database of close to 100 airports to support the demanding mission requirements of this program.