FlightSafety, Honda Aircraft Extend Training Agreement

 - June 23, 2022, 10:19 AM
From left, FlightSafety executive v-p of sales and marketing Nate Speiser; Honda Aircraft president and CEO Hideto Yamasaki; FlightSafety president and CEO Brad Thress; and Honda Aircraft head of commercial business unit and customer service v-p Amod Kelkar at FlightSafety's Greensboro Learning Center.

Honda Aircraft and FlightSafety International boosted their 15-year relationship by extending their training agreement by another 25 years, to 2047. Along with the extension, the companies announced that a new HondaJet level-D full-flight simulator manufactured by FlightSafety has been added to its Greensboro, North Carolina learning center, bringing the number of HondaJet simulators there to two, with another at FlightSafety's Farnborough, UK location.

“The collaboration between Honda Aircraft and FlightSafety will continue to enhance these programs,” said Honda Aircraft president and CEO Hideto Yamasaki. “As the HondaJet fleet size continues to grow globally with high aircraft utilization, it is important to expand the HondaJet training network to best accommodate customer needs.”

With the additional simulator, FlightSafety will be able to double its training capacity for Honda Aircraft, which so far has provided more than 600 pilots training in the HA-420 initial pilot course. “We are proud to be the authorized training provider for the HondaJet,” said FlightSafety president and CEO Brad Thress. “It’s an honor to continue providing aircraft operators the highest fidelity training.”