September 3, 2019

TRU Simulation + Training Signs Agreements with Cathay Pacific Airways

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SINGAPORE, ASIA PACIFIC AIRLINE TRAINING SUMMIT– September 3, 2019 – TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Cathay Pacific Airways, flag carrier of Hong Kong, to provide three new flight simulation training devices. As part of the agreement, TRU will provide a Boeing 777-9 full flight simulator, a 777-9 flight training device, and an A320neo FFS. The 777-9 FFS will be one of the first in the world provided to an airline. 

TRU was selected in 2016 by Boeing as the exclusive simulator supplier on the 777-9 program, which is the world’s largest and most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet. Shortly after Boeing’s selection of TRU, two 777-9 full flight training suites were placed on order for Boeing’s training centers in Gatwick and Singapore, and are currently in development at TRU’s Montreal, Canada facility. TRU’s flight training simulator development program is actively being completed in parallel and close collaboration with Boeing as it works towards the 777-9 aircraft’s entry into service.  

“We are pleased to have been selected by Cathay Pacific Airways as a partner to support its growing demand for pilot training as the airline expands its operations. As the exclusive supplier to Boeing on the 777-9, we’re proud to provide the highest standards of innovation, quality, fidelity and safety to Cathay Pacific’s training programs,” commented George Karam, Vice President and General Manager of TRU’s Air Transport Simulation division.

Cathay Pacific Head of Simulator John McCormick said: “More than 60 new aircraft will be joining our fleet over the next five years and having Full Flight Simulators that are capable of fully replicating the actual aircraft on the ground will be essential in training and qualifying pilots to fly them. TRU Simulation’s FFS devices are state-of-the-art and we are confident this partnership will allow us to maintain our dedication to aviation excellence and continue to deliver the highest standard of training to our pilots.”

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About TRU Simulation + Training

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its high-fidelity training devices, pilot and maintenance training, military mission training, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at www.TRUSimulation.com.

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, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

Certain statements in this press release are forward‐looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non‐historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward‐looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward‐looking statements.

 

 

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About TRU Simulation + Training

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its high-fidelity training devices, pilot and maintenance training, military mission training, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at www.TRUSimulation.com.

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, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.