April 19, 2016
Ansett Aviation's A320 Full Flight Simulator

World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS), Orlando, FL — TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its A320 FFS X™ Full Flight Simulator has successfully been installed at Ansett Aviation Asia’s new training centre in Taipei, Taiwan and has received Level D qualifications from Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The simulator’s EASA qualification was completed in March 2016, followed by Taiwan’s CAA qualification which was completed in April. The simulator and centre are now open for training.

The innovative A320 FFS X features an electric motion system and a TRU 200⁰ x 40⁰ field of view (FoV) visual display system. Additionally, the simulator includes the EP8000 Image Generator from Rockwell Collins. Ansett Aviation Asia’s modern training center in Taipei is a convenient 10 minute drive to the Taoyuan International Airport.

“As our new facility welcomes its first customers, I am sure they will be as pleased with the TRU A320 as we are,” noted Richard Anderson, Chairman of Ansett Aviation Asia. “We are excited to have opened our first training centre outside of Australia and TRU’s ability to deliver this simulator within a short timeframe was a crucial element in our ability to offer world-class training in Taiwan. They have more than exceeded our expectations with this device.”

“This is particularly significant for TRU as it marks the first FFS X delivered to Taiwan and will support a number of Taiwanese and regional airlines, which have been rapidly expanding their presence in the Asia-Pacific market in recent years,” commented George Karam, Vice President and General Manager of TRU’s Air Transport Simulation division. “Ansett Aviation Asia continues to be an important partner in the Asia-Pacific region and we’re thrilled to provide additional state-of-the-art training equipment to help meet the demand for commercial pilots in the region.”