TRU Simulation + Training to Provide A320 Full Flight Simulator to Finnair Flight Academy

April 11, 2017

TRU Simulation + Training to Provide A320 Full Flight Simulator to Finnair Flight Academy

GOOSE CREEK, SC—April 11, 2017—TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has signed an agreement for an A320 full flight simulator with Finnair Flight Academy, based in Vantaa, Finland. The device is planned to be delivered in the third quarter of 2017.

“We are delighted that the Finnair Flight Academy has placed its trust in our organization and sees the value we deliver with our customized high-quality devices and the strength of our support services,” commented George Karam, Vice President and General Manager of TRU’s Air Transport Simulation Division. “We look forward to supporting Finnair Flight Academy as they expand their robust Airbus training program.”

TRU’s state-of-the-art FFS X™ full flight simulator will be equipped with a new EP-8100 image generator from Rockwell Collins and JVC VS2300 projectors.

“Finnair is in a very exciting growth phase, and the company is recruiting and training well over 100 new pilots in the next two years. The A320 full flight simulator enables Finnair Flight Academy to provide world-class training opportunities for pilots in Finnair and in other airlines,” says Ari Kuutschin, Managing Director of Finnair Flight Academy.


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, Textron Off Road, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit:

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