FlightSafety International celebrates the grand opening of its new flight simulation training system design, manufacturing and support facility in Broken Arrow, Okla., today.
Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma; United States Senator James Inhofe; John Sullivan, United States House of Representatives; and Mike Lester, Mayor of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma are scheduled to speak at the opening of the new facility.
The new 375,000-square-foot facility has 19 full flight simulator assembly positions. The building was designed in accordance with the Lean Manufacturing Flow process to ensure that the flight simulators and other advanced training devices the company builds are produced efficiently, company officials said.
The new facility includes a dedicated area for component manufacturing, final assembly, and shipping and receiving as well as sections for engineering, customer service and logistics support.
FlightSafety has designed and manufactured 625 full flight simulators and more than 100 other advanced training devices since 1978. They are used in the training FlightSafety provides to pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians, flight attendants and other aviation professionals at its Learning Centers.