August 29, 2016

Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium, Singapore—August 29, 2016—TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Bombardier CRJ 900 FFS X™ Full Flight Simulator has successfully been installed at China Express Airline’s training center in Chongqing, People's Republic of China and has received Level D qualifications from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). China Express Airlines is the nation’s first private regional airline.

The CRJ 900 FFS X flight simulator features an electrical 60-inch motion system, TRU’s unique front-projected collimated visual display, and Rockwell Collins’ EP8000 image generator.

With this new full flight simulator now installed, the airline will adopt the Train@Home model that is successfully being used by airlines worldwide and is providing substantial savings on the cost of their pilot training operations. This training model also increases the availability of an airline’s pilots to fly. China Express Airlines was previously sending its pilots to a training facility in Madrid, Spain.

“We are delighted that China Express Airlines has placed their trust in TRU to provide this high-fidelity training solution which will not only provide a significant cost savings to this fast-growing regional airline, but also simplify their training process,” commented George Karam, Vice President and General Manager of TRU’s Air Transport Simulation division. “In parallel, we continue to build our customer support infrastructure in China as we aim to service our customers over the life of our simulators.”