TRU Simulation + Training’s Full-Flight Simulator For The Cessna SkyCourier Receives FAA Qualification
TAMPA, Fla. (April 21, 2022) – TRU Simulation + Training announced today that its Cessna SkyCourier Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) has successfully earned Level D qualification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing pilot training to commence. This achievement comes just one month after Textron Aviation earned FAA type certification for the SkyCourier.
TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc., is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company that designs and delivers high-fidelity training devices and support for civil and defense customers.
“The success of the Cessna SkyCourier simulator program is the result of the collaboration between the Textron Aviation flight test and production teams, FlightSafety International’s courseware and instructor teams and our employees at TRU,” said Jerry Messaris, vice president and general manager of TRU Simulation + Training. “Together, we worked on the design, production, testing and qualification of the simulator to ensure the highest quality training device, and we look forward to pilots utilizing it for many years to come.”
The Cessna SkyCourier is a new twin-engine, large-utility turboprop. With a clean-sheet design and advanced manufacturing processes, the high-wing aircraft’s production line is underway, and the first unit will soon enter the market.
The SkyCourier’s Full-Flight Simulator, located at FlightSafety’s Wichita East Learning Center, is equipped with the latest Garmin G1000 NXi avionics and features real aircraft parts throughout the cockpit, ensuring accurate representation of the aircraft. TRU’s design incorporates its industry-leading, third generation control loading system that produces a highly realistic flight experience. The full-flight motion of the simulator integrates TRU’s REALCue system that uses an electric motion base with 42-inch-stroke actuators. The visual system is equipped with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1150 Image Generation system, a large array of high-resolution airfield models and high-definition projectors on a 200x40 degree display, creating an immersive training environment. The simulator has been built using the latest TRU frame design, which supports configurable seating and IOS arrangement, along with improved quick, easy access to internal equipment for maintenance of the device.
FlightSafety International and TRU Simulation + Training formed FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training in 2019. The joint venture provides training services for Textron Aviation’s broad product line of business and general aviation aircraft.
About TRU Simulation + Training
TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to business aviation and rotorcraft markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the company is known for its high-fidelity training devices, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at www.TRUSimulation.com.
About Textron Aviation
We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.
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, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com
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