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FlightSafety plans simulator for upgraded King Air

A Beechcraft King Air 350i in flight.
A Beechcraft King Air 350i in flight. Courtesy photo

Flight simulation and training company FlightSafety International said it plans to build a simulator for Beechcraft King Air 350s equipped with the new Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics.

The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator is expected to be operational in early 2016, FlightSafety said in a news release.

But the simulator won’t be based in Wichita, where FlightSafety has several facilities equipped with simulators for Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft, including for older variants of the King Air.

The company said it will place the new simulator at its learning center in Atlanta. Besides Wichita and Atlanta, FlightSafety provides King Air training at its learning centers at LaGuardia airport in New York; Long Beach, Calif.; and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom.