September 7, 2017

TRU Simulation + Training Inc. Receives Caac Approval of Part 142 Training Center

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GOOSE CREEK, SC—TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company announced today that it has received CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) approval of its Part 142 Training Center. This approval enables TRU Simulation + Training Inc. to deliver CAAC type ratings in the Cessna Citation Latitude, Beechcraft King Air C90GTx and King Air 350i/ER. The approval from CAAC paves the way for TRU’s development in China and presents important strategic benefits to the corporation. In the future, TRU will continue to support aviation training in China with advanced devices and provide world-class training solutions.

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About TRU Simulation + Training

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

About Textron Inc

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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About Textron Inc.

Textron 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, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit:

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