Bombardier Selects Aviation Performance Solutions for Leading Edge Upset Recovery Training

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Bombardier Selects Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) to Provide In-flight Upset Recovery Training Services as Part of its Leading Edge Program to Crews of Newly Purchased Learjet, Challenger and Global Express Aircraft – Through Pilot Education and Skill Development, Effectively Delivered Upset Recovery Training Mitigates Loss of Control in-Flight (LOC-I), the Leading Cause of the Most Crash-Related Fatalities in Commercial Aviation Worldwide over the Past 10 Years

Loss of Control in Flight is aviation’s most lethal threat and Bombardier is committed to providing our clients with the industry’s most effective safety training, as evidenced by our In-flight Upset Recovery Training with APS.

Bombardier Aerospace, the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer, announced today the selection of Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS) as its provider of In-flight Upset Recovery Training for Bombardier’s innovative Leading Edge program. The training is provided to crews purchasing new Learjet, Challenger and Global Express airplanes. This industry effort is the result of both companies’ steadfast commitment to enhanced safety through flight training and education.

“The Bombardier Leading Edge program promotes knowledge and skills-based training along with each individual pilot’s discipline and responsibility as essential elements of aviation professionalism and safety,” said Captain Rick Rowe, Manager Safety Standdown Programs at Bombardier. “Loss of Control in Flight is aviation’s most lethal threat to air safety and it is Bombardier’s commitment to provide our clients and operators with the industry’s most effective safety training, as evidenced by our In-flight Upset Recovery Training program commitment with APS.” The multi-year upset recovery training commitment between Bombardier Aerospace and Aviation Performance Solutions sends a clear message to both general aviation and corporate operators that LOC-I, the leading cause of crash-related fatalities in aviation worldwide, will be seriously addressed by progressive manufacturers.

“It is a great honor to work with Bombardier Aerospace, the recognized leader in aviation safety training initiatives, in the mitigation of the loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) threat to its clients and their flight crews,” says Paul BJ Ransbury, president of Aviation Performance Solutions. “Prevention must always be the dominant focus in effective upset recovery training as it is at APS. However, when faced with an unpreventable, severe flight condition beyond everyday experience thresholds, pilots must have the fundamental knowledge and practical skills necessary to recover the airplane to controlled flight amidst a developing high-stress time-critical airplane upset situation.”


Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (APS), dba APS Emergency Maneuver Training, based at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona USA, has successfully trained over 4,500 professional pilots in fully comprehensive upset recovery skill development. For more than a decade, APS has been committed to giving professional pilots of all skill levels the highest quality upset recovery training available. APS offers comprehensive LOC-I solutions via industry-leading computer-based, on-aircraft, and advanced full-flight simulator upset recovery and prevention training programs. In addition to all flight training being in full compliance with the internationally-recognized Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid – Revision 2, APS is the only Part 141 Flight School currently certified in the delivery of all of upset recovery, stall/spin and instrument recovery training courses worldwide.


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