L3 Airline Academy Receives Certification of Authorization From Cirrus Aircraft® at AFA Flying Services.

SANFORD, Fla. (February 19, 2016) – Cirrus Aircraft® certified AFA Flying Services, a division of L3 Airline Academy , as a Cirrus Authorized Service Center (ASC). As the only ASC in Central Florida, AFA Flying Services and L3 Airline Academy meet the requirements and understand the obligations of a Cirrus Authorized Service Center for the Cirrus SR series aircraft.

AFA Flying Services is located at the Orlando Sanford International Airport and provides general aviation maintenance and storage within its dedicated 7,000 square foot professionally managed hangar.

All Cirrus ASCs receive on-going factory training, use factory approved troubleshooting and repair methods and aircraft specific tooling to ensure clients receive the highest quality maintenance and repairs for a Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus service network has direct access to Genuine Cirrus Parts through the part distribution program, Cirrus Direct™, with extensive availability of in-stock parts.

“Maintaining an aircraft to the highest standards remains our top priority. We are confident that clients will find quality, attention to detail and worldclass customer service with L3 Airline Academyat AFA Flying Services as a certified ASC,” said Tom Bruno, director of aircraft maintenance.

The privately-owned management company offering a full array of general aviation maintenance and storage, as well as, ground support services to the greater Central Florida generalaviation community. While specializing in Cirrus aircraft, the AFA Flying Services team is comprised of experienced management and award-winning safety and maintenance team also experienced in servicing and maintaining other types of aviation assets including Cessna and Piper. Private pilot training, aircraft rental and additional scheduled services are currently available.

“We are dedicated to the future growth of the company, job creation opportunities and the potential to bring more business to the Seminole County area,” states President and General Manager of L3 Airline Academy Hank Coates. “With a rich history of aviation expertise, our team stands united to provide excellent, personalized service to properly manage and care for the unique equipment and needs of the aviation community throughout Florida”

For more information and private tours of AFA Flying Services, contact Krysty Carr at 407-585-6500.

About Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T – incorporate innovative and advanced performance, electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®). To date, total time on the worldwide Cirrus Aircraft SR-series fleet surpassed seven million flight hours with 120 people returned to their families as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision Jet, with over 550 production positions reserved, will provide a new personal and regional business transportation solution: the personal jet. The Vision Center in Knoxville, TN will be the flagship location for all Cirrus Aircraft Customer Experience activities including sales, delivery, training, maintenance, support, personalization, fixed base operations and more. All Cirrus aircraft are made in the U.S. with a direct sales force in North America and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd (CAIGA). For additional information on Cirrus and its products please visit cirrusaircraft.com.

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