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TRU Simulation + Training’s Cessna Citation M2 Full-Flight Simulator for CAFUC receives CAAC qualification

TAMPA, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – TRU Simulation + Training announced today that its Cessna Citation M2 Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) for the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) has successfully achieved Level D qualification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This is the first Level D Citation M2 Full-Flight Simulator in operation outside of the United States.  

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc., is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company that designs and delivers high-fidelity training devices and support for civil and
defense customers.

“The success of the Cessna Citation M2 simulator program in China is the result of a long-standing relationship between the TRU and CAFUC teams,” said Jerry Messaris, vice president and general manager of TRU Simulation + Training. “TRU’s innovative and customized design, production and support, in addition to the collaboration with CAFUC on the installation and qualification process, ensured the highest quality training device.”

The Full-Flight Simulator, located at CAFUC’s training center in Guanghan City, China, supports the university’s fleet of four Citation M2 aircraft and expands the capabilities of the largest pilot training school in China. CAFUC’s fleet of Cessna aircraft also includes 159 Cessna Skyhawk pistons, the largest in China, and seven Cessna Citation CJ1/CJ1+ light jets.

Equipped with the latest Garmin G3000 avionics, the simulator features Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) aircraft parts throughout the cockpit, ensuring accurate representation of the Citation M2. TRU's design incorporates the company's third-generation control loading system that produces a highly realistic flight experience. The full-flight motion of the simulator integrates TRU's REALCue system, utilizing an electric motion base with 60-inch-stroke actuators, while the visual system is equipped with high-definition projectors on a 200x40 degree display to create an immersive training environment. A robust, yet easy-to-use Instructor Operating Station (IOS) brings everything together to enhance the instructor's ability to effectively manage the simulator operation.

The qualification of the M2 simulator marks one of the latest achievements for TRU. In April, TRU’s Full-Flight Simulator for the Cessna SkyCourier received Level D qualification from the FAA. Additional qualifications for other training devices are expected in 2022.

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About TRU Simulation + Training
TRU Simulation + Training Inc., delivers innovative aviation training solutions to the business aviation, rotorcraft and military markets, while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., the company is known for its wide range of high-fidelity training devices. More information is available at www.TRUSimulation.com.

About Textron Aviation
We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.
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About Textron
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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.

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