Construction on the center and the simulators was going along right on schedule when the
Chinese came to us and said they wanted to expand the project by more than forty percent.
I think that's indicative of the rapid development of aviation in the area. The Kunming
center, which opens this year, may be our best ever; I invite you to visit some time.
What's happening in Asia is likely to be repeated to some degree in Africa, India and South
America because aviation will be key to growth in all those regions. As that growth is
realized, FlightSafety will be there because the best safety device on any aircraft anywhere
remains a well-trained pilot, and no one trains pilots better than we do.
Opportunity is not simply a matter of geography, of course. It also springs from economic
trends, technological advances and demographic changes. At FlightSafety we're making the
most of all those things.