FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training Team Up

FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will provide training for 48 aircraft models.

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The Citation Longitude is one aircraft type that FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will provide training for.Courtesy TRU Simulation + Training

FlightSafety International has entered a joint venture with TRU Simulation + Training. The two high-end flight training providers have teamed up as FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training to provide services for operators of Textron Aviation's Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker models.

Using 89 simulators, FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will provide training for 48 aircraft models, including Cessna Citations, Beechjets, King Airs and Hawkers. The new company has a total of four locations in Carlsbad, California; Orlando and Tampa, Florida; and San Antonio, Texas. Training will also be provided at FlightSafety International's Learning Centers in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; Houston, Texas; Long Beach, California; Seattle, Washington; Wilmington, Delaware; Toronto, and New York's LaGuardia airport. International training facilities are located in Canada and the U.K. Additionally, FlightSafety's Teterboro, New Jersey Center will soon offer King Air 350 training under the FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training banner.

“Textron Aviation has customers all around the world, and they deserve best-in-class pilot and maintenance training programs,” said Brad Thress, Textron Aviation’s senior vice president of global parts and programs. “This combination of FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training assets, capabilities, and courseware better supports our customers’ global training needs.”

The company will be led by Brian Moore who started working as a flight instructor at FlightSafety in 1990 and moved his way up the ranks to executive director of operations before now taking on his new role as CEO of FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. “Brian is highly experienced and a very capable leader, and the best choice to lead this very important new company,” said FlightSafety International Commercial’s president and CEO, David Davenport.