Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Boeing Awards TRU 777X Flight Simulator Contract
|Boeing 777X. Photo: Boeing|
[Avionics Today 04-19-2016] Boeing has selected Textron subsidiary TRU Simulation + Training as its supplier for the first 777X full-flight simulator suites for Boeing’s pro forma campuses. Pro forma training is offered to customers as part of the airplane sale.
Each simulator suite will include a full-flight simulator and a high-fidelity, flat-panel classroom trainer. TRU will also provide a simulator to assist with Boeing’s engineering development of the 777X. TRU has scheduled the suites to be operational in 2019.
This is the second contract awarded to TRU to manufacture simulator suites for Boeing. In 2014, Boeing awarded the company a 737 MAX simulator contract, and Boeing currently has four full flight simulators on order.