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Friday, April 24, 2015

TRU Simulation + Training to Provide A320 FFS to Pan Am Flight Academy

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 04-24-2015] Textron’s TRU Simulation + Training has signed a letter of intent with Pan Am International Flight Academy for its purchase of an Airbus A320-200 FFS X full motion flight simulator. The company expects both the FAA and European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) to qualify the simulator as a Level D device.

Company executives finalize agreement during 2015 World Aviation Training Symposium in Orlando
Company executives finalize agreement during 2015 World Aviation Training Symposium in Orlando, Fla. Left to right: Haruo Ezuka, Pan Am International Flight Academy CEO; George Karam, TRU Simulation Air Transport Division VP & GM; Ana-Maria Blanco, TRU Simulation Business Development Director-Americas; Mark Johnson, Pan Am International Flight Academy Executive VP; James Takats, TRU Simulation President & CEO. Photo: TRU Simulation + Training

TRU will configure the simulator to meet Airbus A320 standard 1.8.1 and feature a number of technologies including Moog electric control loading actuators and 6-degrees of freedom motion system, as well as a moveable forward-facing instructor operating station tower with multiple high-definition touchscreen color displays. TRU expects the A-320-200 FFS X to be ready for training in September 2015.

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