Textron: TRU Simulation + Training’s Cessna Citation M2 Full-Flight Simulator for CAFUC Receives CAAC Qualification

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

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc.is a textron inc. (NYSE:TXT) a company that designs and provides high-fidelity training devices and support for civilians 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 personalized design, production and support, in addition to the collaboration with CAFUC on the installation and qualification process, ensured a training device of the highest quality.”

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 capabilities from the largest pilot training school in China. CAFUC’s Cessna aircraft fleet 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 OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) aircraft parts throughout the cockpit, ensuring an accurate depiction of the Citation M2. TRU’s design incorporates the company’s third generation control loading system which produces a highly realistic flight experience. The simulator’s full-flight motion incorporates TRU’s REALCue system, utilizing an electric motion base with 60-inch stroke actuators, while the visual system features high definition projectors on a 200 x 40 degree screen 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 simulator operation.

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


About TRU Simulation + Training
TRU Simulation + Training Inc. provides innovative aviation training solutions to the business aviation, rotorcraft and military markets, while providing superior technical support and customer service. Based in Tampa, Florida, 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 enabled our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a portfolio that includes everything from business jets, turboprops and high-performance pistons to special mission, military training and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive portfolio of aerospace products in the world. world and a workforce that produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft in the world. Customers in over 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
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