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FlightSafety shuffles Cessna simulators around the country

Cockpit of the new Cessna Citation Latitude business jet at a Wichita Aero Club reception at Wichita Air Service in July. FlightSafety said it is adding a new simulator in Wichita for training on the Latitude, which Textron Aviation Cessna began delivering in the third quarter of 2015.
Cockpit of the new Cessna Citation Latitude business jet at a Wichita Aero Club reception at Wichita Air Service in July. FlightSafety said it is adding a new simulator in Wichita for training on the Latitude, which Textron Aviation Cessna began delivering in the third quarter of 2015. File photo

FlightSafety International is shuffling its Cessna simulators around different sites across the country, but when it is finished, the move will result in a net gain of two simulators in Wichita, the headquarters of Textron Aviation and its Cessna Aircraft brand.

The company said it is relocating a Citation CJ4 business jet simulator from Wichita to its Orlando, Fla., center, but has added a simulator for the new midsize Citation Latitude business jet and two Caravan turboprop simulators, the three of which FlightSafety said will enter service shortly.

In the past year, FlightSafety said, it has added simulators for the Citation Mustang, CJ3-Plus and M2 at its Wichita East Center.

In Wichita it also has simulators for the Encore, CJ3, Sovereign, Sovereign-Plus, Citation X, Citation X-Plus and Caravan.

FlightSafety said it also plans to relocate a Sovereign simulator from Orlando to its Atlanta center, and to install new Latitude and XLS-Plus simulators at its center in Columbus, Ohio.

“We continuously strive to ensure the availability and geographical distribution of our Cessna aircraft training programs and simulators meet the changing needs of our customers,” David Davenport, FlightSafety executive vice president, said in a news release.

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark

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