August 2, 2023

TRU Simulation + Training equips Exchange Income Corporation of Canada with Beechcraft King Air Full-Flight Simulator and Flight Training Devices

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Left to right: Justin Bird, TRU Simulation + Training; David White, EIC; Jerry Messaris, TRU Simulation + Training; and Jason Kendall, Keewatin Air.TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2023) — TRU Simulation + Training Inc. today announced the sale of two King Air flight simulators to the Exchange Income Corporation (EIC) of Canada, including a Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) and a Flight Training Device (FTD). The Level D-qualified FFS will be equipped with Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and designed to be reconfigurable between the various Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft. The FTD will be based on the Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprop with Collins Aerospace’s Pro Line Fusion avionics and qualified to Level 5.

TRU Simulation + Training, an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc., is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company that designs and delivers high-fidelity training devices and support for civil and defense customers.

The new simulators will support training for EIC's subsidiary companies, including Carson Air, Keewatin Air and PAL Aerospace, which operate Beechcraft King Air turboprops throughout Canada. TRU will also assist EIC with its TrainOnSite services to help the organization establish in-house training capabilities.

"TRU is honored to provide EIC with flight training devices to support their fleet operations," said Jerry Messaris, vice president and general manager, TRU Simulation + Training. "The varying configurations in the simulators will enable EIC to fulfill their wide range of Beechcraft King Air pilot training needs."

TRU's TrainOnSite program supports customers throughout the process of purchasing, installing and using in-house simulators for flight training. TRU guides customers through every step of the process, including financial planning, facility requirements, training center operations, simulator operations and ongoing support.

The King Air FFS and FTD both incorporate TRU's REALFeel control loading system, producing a highly realistic flight experience. The FFS has a full-flight motion base which integrates TRU's REALCue system, featuring electric motion with 60-inch-stroke actuators. To create an immersive training environment, the FFS is equipped with a visual system including high-definition projectors on a 200x40 degree display while the FTD has flat-panel televisions to enhance the training experience.

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TRU Simulation + Training delivers innovative aviation training solutions to the business aviation, rotorcraft and military markets, while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the company is known for its wide range of high-fidelity training devices. More information is available at

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We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation 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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