TRU Simulation + Training to Deliver Boeing 737NG Flight Simulation Training Devices to Copa Airlines

TRU Simulation + Training (TRU), a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an agreement with Copa Airlines to provide a Boeing 737NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) plus two cockpit procedures trainers, which will be used to fulfill pilot training requirements. TRU Simulation + Training will install the training devices at the Copa Training Center in Panama City during the first half of 2015.

The Boeing 737NG FFS features TRU Simulation + Training's visual display system with an electric motion system from Moog®. This new simulator will showcase enhanced functionality, such as iPad® capabilities within the Instructor Operating Station. Along with the Boeing 737NG FFS, two non-virtual cockpit procedures trainers will be provided, delivering additional cost-effective, fixed-base flight training.

"After meeting many of Copa Airlines' pilot training needs with 737NG Full Flight Simulators, a 737NG FFT X™-U, an Ascent XJ Trainer™ and two 737 flat panel trainers, the addition of our new Boeing 737NG FFS, plus two cockpit procedures trainers, will provide the airline with a comprehensive training suite," said George Karam, TRU Simulation + Training vice president and general manager, Air Transport Simulation. "This is another example of how we apply innovative TRU Simulation + Training technology to deliver customized training solutions to operators around the world."

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With the installation of TRU Simulation + Training's complete training suite, Copa Airlines' training center will offer its Boeing 737 pilots programs from initial training to type ratings and recurrent training.

"Copa Airlines has benefited from the high-fidelity training products and support provided by members of the TRU Simulation + Training team for approximately eight years," said Captain Pedro Herrera, Training Senior Manager"This relationship has enabled our airline to provide cost-effective and robust pilot training programs that meet the needs of our flight operations team. The end result is well-prepared pilots who provide a top-notch, reliable flight experience to our customers."

Source: Textron Systems
Date: Nov 12, 2014