Simcom Adds TBM 930 Simulator

Simcom achieved FAA approval for a high-fidelity flight training device (FTD) for the single-engine turboprop. Simcom

Owners of the recently certified Daher TBM 930 can now benefit from simulator training after Simcom achieved FAA approval for a high-fidelity flight training device (FTD) for the single-engine turboprop. While it is not a full level-D simulator, the Frasca FTD provides a highly realistic flight training environment and qualifies for insurance requirements.

Daher provided a TBM 930 cockpit for the sim with a fully functional Garmin G3000 touchscreen avionics suite, which is incorporated with a 220-degree external field of view provided by RSI Visual Systems’ XT4 Image Generation display system, the same system used in level-D simulators. The TBM 930 training program will begin in June at Simcom’s Lee Vista Training Center in Orlando, Florida.

The TBM 930 and 910, which is equipped with Garmin’s G1000 suite, are the fastest certified single-engine turboprop airplane models available on the market today with a top cruise speed of 330 knots.

“Lifelike training is very important for high-performance aircraft, and we are pleased that the continued partnership with Simcom will make TBM 930 transition training available for our customers,” said Nicolas Chabbert, senior vice president of the Daher Airplane Business Unit.

Simcom’s facility in Orlando also offers training for the TBM 700, 850 and 900 series of airplanes and the company has been the exclusive training provider for TBM-series airplanes since 1999. In addition, Simcom offers training for a long list of other aircraft as well as other types of training, such as upset recovery and prevention, RVSM, high altitude, instrument refresher courses and more.

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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