FlightSafety International To Offer Simulator Training in Toronto For Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace and FlightSafety International have announced that FlightSafety will offer pilot training with its first CRJ900 NextGen aircraft flight simulator located in Canada. Bombardier’s CRJ900 NextGen aircraft program was introduced in 2007.

The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft simulator is located at FlightSafety’s Learning Center adjacent to the Bombardier facility in Toronto, Ontario. A launch ceremony, attended by Todd Young,  Vice-President Customer Support, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Jim Waugh, Executive Vice-President, FlightSafety International, along with employees of both organizations, was held on May 13, 2008.

“FlightSafety will handle the pilot training that Bombardier’s own simulators cannot accommodate because of the increasing number of CRJ900 NextGen aircraft orders and the subsequent growing requirement for training,” said Mr. Young.

“We are pleased to support Bombardier and the growing number of CRJ900 NextGen aircraft operators with comprehensive training programs using this new advanced technology simulator,” said Mr. Waugh. “The use of simulator-based training by Bombardier and our mutual customers enhances safety and contributes to the aviation industry’s environmental efforts.”

The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft simulator recently received Level D and STD1A-A3 qualification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) respectively. It features FlightSafety’s state-of-the-art VITAL visual system and electric motion and control loading technology.

FlightSafety International is also the official provider of turboprop pilot training for Bombardier and offers courses on all Dash 8/Q-Series aircraft models.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2008, were $17.5 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at

Bombardier, CRJ, CRJ900 and NextGen are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

About FlightSafety International
FlightSafety International is the world's premier aviation training organization. Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each year. The company designs and manufacturers full flight simulators for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world's largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training locations.

VITAL is a trademark of FlightSafety International.

For information
John Arnone 
Bombardier Aerospace 
(416) 375-3030  
Steve Phillips
FlightSafety International
(718) 801-9027