March 9, 2015

Goose Creek, SC – TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received purchase orders for three additional Full Flight Simulator (FFS) training suites for the Boeing 737 MAX. The orders are part of the 10-year agreement between Boeing and TRU Simulation + Training. This new order includes three full flight simulators and three desktop trainers for use as a classroom virtual cockpit instructional tool. This brings the total number of training suites that TRU is producing for the 737 MAX to four.

All of these units will be produced in TRU Simulation + Training manufacturing facilities located in Montreal, Canada and will be installed in Boeing training centers around the globe.

“Selecting the right partner for the 737 MAX training suite was critical. We are delighted to be working with TRU Simulation + Training to bring our customers world-class training using high quality training devices for this exciting new airplane, the 737 MAX” said, Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. “As our industry grows and the demand for pilots and technicians increases, we are focused on meeting the needs of our customers.”

With over 2,600 737 MAX aircraft currently scheduled for delivery to 57 customers world-wide, TRU Simulation + Training is positioning itself to support the increased need for cost-effective, high fidelity pilot training. Stated George Karam, Vice President and General Manager of the Air Transport Simulation division of TRU Simulation + Training, “We’re pleased to see the continued trust that Boeing has placed in our capabilities. Our flexible product architecture is helping us build training devices and full motion simulators in concert with real-time Boeing aircraft development—and design each training suite to specific customer requirements.”

The TRU Simulation + Training suite will replicate the Boeing 737 MAX cockpit experience