November 2, 2016

European Airline Training Symposium (EATS), Berlin—TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it completed delivery of a suite of new simulation and training devices for Oman Air. Under terms of the agreement, TRU both delivered and qualified two Full Flight Simulators (FFS) for the B737 and A330 aircraft operated by Oman Air along with a Flight Training Device and Virtual Cockpit Classroom for the B737NG aircraft. The suite of training products provided for the B737NG share the same software, thus allowing the same high-level fidelity across the product suite. TRU will also be providing a full turn-key maintenance service for the devices.

The delivery of TRU’s training systems and simulators coincides with the opening of Oman Air’s new Flight Training Center, located adjacent to the company’s headquarters in the Omani capital of Muscat. TRU is also responsible for the full operation of the Flight Training Center, including operation and maintenance of the newly-delivered FFS, having been previously selected for this award.

“We are honored to work hand-in-hand with Oman Air to support the setup and operation of their flight training center in Muscat,” said George Karam, VP and General Manager of TRU’s Air Transport Simulation division. “Oman Air joins a number of other fast growing airlines around the globe that have opted to train their pilots and aircrews at home and TRU is able to supply customized solutions to meet all such customers’ training needs.”

Barry Gaines, Director of TRU’s Customer Service & Support, added that “the Oman Air training centre is now the second simulator maintenance operation we have in the region and we are proud to be Oman Air’s partner of choice for these important training programs.”

Captain Ali Hassan Sulaiman, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Oman Air, commented that, “Oman Air is pleased and proud to be opening this outstanding new facility. The Oman Air Flight Training Centre will enable Oman Air to continue operating to the highest safety standards and with absolute professionalism. Furthermore, Oman Air’s investment in this training facility – the first of its kind in Oman - will add an important milestone in the airline’s contribution towards the development of the Sultanate.”