April 1, 2019

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL AND TRU SIMULATION + TRAINING HAVE ESTABLISHED FLIGHTSAFETY TEXTRON AVIATION TRAINING

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NEW YORK (April 1, 2019) – FlightSafety International and TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, have formed a new company called FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. This new joint venture will provide training services for Textron Aviation‘s broad product line of business and general aviation aircraft.

“Our main goal in establishing FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training is to further enhance the training and services our Customers receive,” said David Davenport, FlightSafety International Co-CEO and President, Commercial. “Combining the strengths and resources of FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training will also increase efficiency, promote innovation, and ensure the extension of our high-quality training programs into new and upcoming Textron Aviation aircraft.”

“This joint venture brings together two of the most well-respected and trusted names in aviation,” said Gunnar Kleveland, President of TRU Simulation + Training. “By leveraging our teams’ strengths and combination of world-class training capabilities, I am confident this will provide an enhanced training experience for our customers as Textron Aviation continues to expand its portfolio.”

“We’re pleased that FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will offer our customers more flexible training options,” said Brad Thress, Textron Aviation Senior Vice President of Global Parts and Programs. “Textron Aviation has customers all around the world, and they deserve best-in-class pilot and maintenance training programs. This combination of FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training assets, capabilities, and courseware better supports our customers’ global training needs.”

Brian Moore has been named CEO of FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. “Brian is highly experienced and a very capable leader, and the best choice to lead this very important new company,” said David Davenport. Moore joined FlightSafety more than 20 years ago and has held positions of increasing responsibility since then, including Manager of the FlightSafety Wichita East Learning Center, and most recently Executive Director of Operations.

FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will offer training for 48 Cessna, Cessna Citation, Beechcraft, Beechjet, King Air and Hawker aircraft models at 16 locations, using a fleet of 89 simulators.

ABOUT FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. Over 2,000 highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

 

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About TRU Simulation + Training

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to business aviation and rotorcraft markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the company is known for its high-fidelity training devices, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at www.TRUSimulation.com

About Textron Aviation 

We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.

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About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com

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