Global Aerospace, Inc. and Calspan Announce Strategic Training Partnership

October 10, 2013

Calspan joins the SM4 Program to provide Upset Recovery Training

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October 10, 2013
Parsippany, New Jersey – Global Aerospace, Inc., a leading provider of aerospace insurance, announces a new partnership with Calspan Corporation as part of the industry leading SM4 Safety program. Calspan and Global have designed a unique program to provide a comprehensive Upset Recovery Training course, which includes actual in-flight simulators, to qualified Global Aerospace customers.

Loss of Control (LOC) in-flight is indisputably one of the leading causes of aircraft crashes and crash-related fatalities and Airmanship Skills is currently listed as one of the NBAA Top 10 Safety Focus Areas. We recognize that pilots in our industry have become increasingly dependent upon automated systems and many do not have the opportunity to regularly practice and develop their airmanship skills. Calspan’s Advanced Maneuvering & Upset Recovery Training (AM-URT) program will provide our customers with genuine and technically advanced upset training specifically designed for business jet pilots.

Jeffrey Bruno, Chief Underwriting Officer at Global Aerospace said, “We have pledged to continuously develop the SM4 program and the addition of Calspan will provide our customers with expert training designed to develop aviation skills and improve airmanship.”

“We have found that pilots can excel in a ground-based simulator, but when presented with the same conditions in-flight, they often freeze,” said Lou Knotts, Engineering Test Pilot and President of Calspan. “Calspan’s URT training program significantly enhances the skills and confidence of the pilots who complete the program, as they gain real-world loss of control experience and obtain the knowledge they need to correct for upsets.”

To learn more about Calspan, visit the Global Aerospace Booth (C10622) at the NBAA convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday October 22 at 3:00 pm for a meet and greet session with Calspan representatives.


About Global Aerospace

Global Aerospace is a leading provider of aerospace insurance with a worldwide portfolio of clients who are engaged in every aspect of the aviation and space industries. Headquartered in London, we have offices in Canada, Cologne, Paris, Zurich and throughout the United States. Across the world we employ over 350 people. With experience dating back to the 1920s, the company’s underwriting is backed by a pool of high quality insurance companies representing some of the most respected names in the business. For additional information on Global Aerospace, please visit To learn more about the company’s SM4 safety program, please visit