April 23, 2015

Ansett Aviation Training unveils TRU A320 FFS™  in its Tullamarine facility

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, WORLD AVIATION TRAINING CONFERENCE AND TRADESHOW — 
TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Ansett Aviation Training has successfully received Level D qualification from the Australian Civil Aviation Authorities (CASA) for its A320 FFS X™ Full Flight Simulator.

This state-of-the-art simulator joins a fleet of 11 full flight simulators and is being used to train pilots from Tigerair Australia among other airlines in the Asia-Pacific region. The simulator features an electric motion system and a TRU 200⁰ x 40⁰ field of view (FoV) visual display system.

"The addition of this full flight simulator to our fleet further cements Ansett's position as the pre-eminent pilot training provider in the Australasian market. In speaking with our customers, the high fidelity and industry leading technology in the new simulator provides the best training platform for A320 pilots in Australia. We look forward to this being the first of many TRU devices being operated at Ansett," said David Garside Ansett, Aviation Training Chief Executive Officer.

According to data reported by the International Air Transport Association, total global aircraft demand increased 5.9 percent year-over-year in 2014. George Karam, Vice President and General Manager of TRU’s Air Transport Simulation division, stated “Ansett is an important customer to us. The qualification and addition of the TRU A320 FFS X to their fleet further positions us to answer the global aviation industry’s growing need for pilot training. We look forward to building upon this technology and our relationship with Ansett to continue to meet their developing training needs.”