Gulfstream G450/G550 Simulator Is Located In Newly Opened Hong
Kong Learning Center
Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International on Tuesday
announced the opening of a new Learning Center in Hong Kong. The
center will train operators of Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft
using a Level D-qualified full-flight simulator, the first of its
kind in Asia. This training was previously held in the United
States; the new Hong Kong center will allow pilots and technicians
to train closer to where they are based.
Approximately 80 Gulfstream aircraft are located in Hong Kong
and mainland China, with a total of 175 in Asia Pacific. Gulfstream
is the market-share leader in the region, with 48 percent of
large-cabin business jets.
“We’re pleased to partner with FlightSafety to offer
this training opportunity for current and future operators,”
said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “This is the first
simulator dedicated solely for business-jet operators in Asia, and,
as the market leader in the region, we’re thrilled to blaze
The new simulator is indicative of the joint commitment
Gulfstream and FlightSafety have made to support the region’s
rapidly growing customer base. The number of training events
FlightSafety provided to the region’s Gulfstream operators
increased by 230 percent in the past five years. More than 4,000
courses were delivered in 2011, including more than 700 for pilots,
maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals who
operate and support Gulfstream aircraft.
The new interchangeable Gulfstream G450 and G550 simulator is
equipped with the company’s latest advancements in flight
simulation technology, including the VITAl X visual system and
electric motion and control loading technology.
“The G450 and G550 are some of our most popular aircraft
in Asia thanks to their intercontinental range, speed, reliability
and comfort,” Flynn said. “The G450 can travel 8,061 km
at Mach 0.80, linking Hong Kong and Moscow or Hong Kong and Perth.
The G550, meanwhile, has a range of 12,501 km. It can easily take
eight passengers and four crew members from Hong Kong to Honolulu
or Hong Kong to Paris.”