Hoeven: FlightSafety International Looking at Joining Grand Sky Tech Park

Senator Continues Effort to Recruit New Companies to Grand Forks Region

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that FlightSafety International, a leading aviation training company, is looking at joining Grand Sky, Grand Forks County’s new technology park. Hoeven met with company Vice President General Ray Johns (retired) to encourage the move and offer support for the effort.

FlightSafety International trains pilots for all aircraft types – fixed-wing, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor – and delivers more than a million hours of professional instruction each year. The company operates 40 Learning Centers and training locations in the United States and nine countries around the world.

“We’re continuing our efforts to recruit businesses to Grand Sky, and interest is growing because the region is a hub of UAS activity” Hoeven said. “We’re pleased that Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s leading aviation technology companies, is the anchor tenant; now FlightSafety International, which already has a working relationship with Northrop Grumman, is also considering a presence at Grand Sky.”

Hoeven has been making the case for Grand Forks and Grand Sky as an ideal site to locate UAS-related and other aviation companies. Earlier this week, he announced that aviation giant Northrup Grumman has signed a lease to operate as the anchor tenant at Grand Sky.