FlightSafety Celebrates B.A. Grand Opening
TOP BRASS: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is introduced to the audience assembled for the FlightSafety opening of its new facility in Broken Arrow. From left are Bruce Whitman, president of FlightSafety International, Rep. John Sullivan, Sen. James Inhoff, B.A. Mayor Mike Lester and Rick Armstrong, Vice President, Simulation of FlightSafety International.
FlightSafety International celebrated the grand opening of its new flight simulation training system design, manufacturing and support facility in Broken Arrow on Aug. 23.
“FlightSafety’s new flight simulation training system design and manufacturing facility will enable us to further increase the efficiency of our manufacturing processes, augment our production capacity and enable us to provide our Learning Centers, Military and Airline Customers with the highest quality simulators and other advanced training devices required to support their training needs,” said Bruce Whitman, President and .
Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma; United States Senator James Inhofe; John Sullivan, United States House of Representatives; and Mike Lester, Mayor of Broken Arrow spoke at the opening of the new facility.
“We appreciate the support and assistance the City of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce have agreed to provide. We are proud to have been a member of the Broken Arrow business community since 1978 and look forward to being a part of this growing area for many years to come,” said Rick Armstrong, Vice President, Simulation.
The new state-of-the-art 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 and with the high quality FlightSafety is recognized for the world over.
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 as well as Teammate offices and service areas. The entire facility will be designed and built to conserve energy and to provide an efficient and productive work environment.
FlightSafety has designed and manufactured 625 full flight simulators and over 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. The company is also a leading supplier of aviation training devices to airlines, governments and military agencies around the world.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Pacific Rim and South Africa.