SOURCE: Textron Systems

Textron Systems

September 23, 2014 23:00 ET

TRU Simulation + Training to Provide A320 Full Flight Simulator to Australia's Ansett Aviation Training

BANGKOK, THAILAND--(Marketwired - September 23, 2014) - ASIA PACIFIC AIRLINE TRAINING SYMPOSIUM -- TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it will provide an Airbus A320 FFS X™ full flight simulator (FFS) to Ansett Aviation Training, one of the largest aviation training center operators in the southern hemisphere. Delivery of the FFS to Ansett's Tullamarine training facility in Melbourne, Australia is expected during the fourth quarter of 2014.

The A320 FFS X will join Ansett's existing fleet of 11 full flight simulators and will be used to train pilots from Tigerair Australia and other potential customers. The simulator features an electric-pneumatic motion system with a 200° x 40° field of view (FoV) display on Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) projectors.

"Ansett Aviation Training is a well-known and trusted pilot-training brand in the Asia-Pacific region," explained George Karam TRU Simulation + Training vice president and general manager, Air Transport Simulation. "We are very pleased to have been selected to contribute our FFS and related support services to advance Ansett's growth and continuous improvement plans."

"We selected TRU Simulation + Training's A320 FFS X because of its unique value proposition; enabling us to significantly reduce the direct operating costs associated with use of full flight simulators," said Ansett Aviation Training CEO David Garside. "We are also impressed by the capabilities of the FFS X system, and we look forward to seeing how TRU's products and services support our customers' training needs." 

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About TRU Simulation + Training Inc.

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative solutions to the civil and military markets while providing the superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its Air Transport Simulation, Business & Military Simulation, Mission & Maintenance Training, and Training Centers & Services. 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, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit www.textron.com.

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