FlightSafety offers EFVS training for six Gulfstream aircraft

posted on 3rd July 2019 by William Hayes

Aviation training firm FlightSafety International has announced it now offers Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) touchdown and rollout training for six different Gulfstream aircraft.

The courses, for G280, G450, G500, G550, G600 and G650 aircraft, meet the FAA training requirements for operators who use EFVS in lieu of natural vision to descend below the decision height/altitude altitude (DA/DH) or minimum descent altitude (MDA).

“The development of these courses highlights our commitment to provide training that will enable our Customers to take full advantage of the approval Gulfstream has received for use of the Enhanced Flight Vision System for instrument approaches all the way to touchdown and rollout,” said Dann Runik, Senior Vice President, Operations.

Once pilots complete a course, they can obtain FAA authorisation to use EFVS in touchdown operations, enabling them to begin instrument approaches when visibilities are lower than the published approach minimums.

The courses also aim to help pilots identify failures affecting the EFVS capability of the aircraft and apply appropriate contingency measures.

The announcement continues FlightSafety’s four-decade long partnership with Gulfstream Aerospace as their official factory authorised training provider.

Training will be available at FlightSafety Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Hong Kong; Long Beach, California; Savannah, Georgia; Wilmington, Delaware; and at the London Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom.