TRU Simulation + Training’s Bombardier CRJ 900 Full Flight Simulator Earns Qualifications at China Express Airline’s Training Center

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 frontprojected 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.”


About TRU Simulation + Training

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its high-fidelity training devices, pilot and maintenance training, military mission training, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at

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 Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Bad Boy Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit:

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