FlightSafety International is one of the world s leading professional aviation training companies. Established in 1951, the company is a supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. It offers more than 2,500 courses and over 1 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians, and flight attendants and dispatchers. The company operates nearly 35 learning centers in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. With a staff of approximately 1,750 professional instructors, FlightSafety International trains pilots for fixed-wing, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor aircraft. The company s FlightSafety Academy s graduates are placed in more than 60 airlines and over 100 corporate flight departments. Its training meets the regulatory standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Joint Aviation Authorities. FlightSafety International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.