TRU's Full Flight Simulator for the Cessna Citation CJ4 Receives FAA Level D Qualifications in TRU’s West Coast Training Center

November 01, 2016

NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Orlando, FL—November 1, 2016—TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that its Cessna Citation CJ4 full flight simulator has successfully earned Level D qualifications from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Installed in TRU’s West Coast training center in Carlsbad, California, the CJ4 simulator is one of four recent simulator announcements that support several popular Cessna business jet models, including the Cessna Citation M2, Citation CJ3+, and Citation Latitude. These full flight simulators will be installed and qualified to Level D standards at TRU’s East Coast training center in Tampa, Florida.

The on-site recurrent courses for the CJ4 training program are now FAA approved, while the Current 365® course and popular distance learning option is planned to be available in the first quarter of 2017.

TRU’s ProFlight® product offering features highly individualized instruction using a combination of learning modalities. These methods include best-in-class interactive courseware, an advanced proprietary NextGen flight training device, and a high-fidelity, state-of-the-art Level D full flight simulator—as well as classroom training from experienced, current pilot instructors. In addition, the NextGen flight training device closely matches the actual aircraft cockpit and offers the industry’s first Live Air Traffic Control interface to better prepare pilots for aircraft operations. TRU will offer a mix of courses for these aircraft models: initial aircraft and initial type rating, recurrent, avionics introduction, as well as ProFlight’s online Current 365 continuous currency courses where the student receives access to highly integrated online courseware for recurrent training from the comfort of their own home.

David Smith, Vice President of Training Centers, stated that, “We are excited to bring our West Coast customers a best-in-class training experience for the popular CJ4 aircraft. As we continue to expand our pilot training programs, convenience is a core element to ensuring our customers receive a total training solution.”


Cessna Citation CJ4 Full Flight Simulator

 

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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 www.TRUSimulation.com.

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: www.textron.com.

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