Lockheed Martin Receives FAA Certification for Commercial Pilot Training
ORLANDO, FL, 07-MAR-01 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is now fully certified by the FAA to provide pilot training on its A320 and B-737 aircraft simulators at the Lockheed Martin Information Systems' Commercial Flight Training Center in Orlando. Airline pilot-candidates arriving for initial training and veteran pilots fulfilling periodic re-certification requirements will undergo training in the center's full-flight simulators. Lockheed Martin's A320 and B-737 Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) training simulators have received the Federal Aviation Administration's Level C certification. Level C training allows pilots to qualify for actual flight duty after completing simulator flight training. A B-737 Next Generation full-motion simulator is to be installed in the third quarter of 2001.
Lockheed Martin's more than 20 years of providing military pilot training is a solid foundation on which to expand our service to new commercial customers, said Lockheed Martin Information Systems President John Hallal. Lockheed Martin has a tradition of fulfilling the customized needs of both military and civilian customers around the world. The Orlando location provides a wide range of support accommodations for flight crew training, with direct flight service from most airports.
Lockheed Martin's Commercial Flight Training Center is a 50,000 square-foot facility currently operating two full-motion flight simulators with plans to bring a third simulator online by October 2001. Expansion space will accommodate a total of seven simulators.
Along with full-motion training simulators, the Commercial Flight Training Center has a full range of support services, factory-trained simulator technicians, a professional training staff and 15 classrooms equipped with sophisticated computer-based flight training materials.