TRU Simulation + Training A320 FFS X™ Earns FAA Level D Qualification at Pan Am International Flight Academy


TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Pan Am International Flight Academy has received Level D qualification from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for its A320 FFS X™ Full Flight Simulator installed in Miami, Florida.

The TRU A320-200 full flight simulator is configured to meet Airbus A320 standard 1.8.1 and features a number of advanced technologies—including state-of-the-art electric control loading, six Degrees of Freedom (6-DOF) electric motion system, and moveable forward-facing instructor operating station tower with multiple high-definition, color touch-screen displays. The front-projection visual system provides a 200-degree horizontal by 40-degree vertical Field of View (FOV) and image display from a three-channel, PC-based image generator and LED projectors.

With this qualification, TRU Simulation + Training met an important customer requirement—the ability to deliver a high technology, high fidelity device within a short window of time. TRU manufactured, installed, obtained customer on-site acceptance and received FAA qualification in just over five months from contract signature. Speaking to both the quality of the end product and the collaborative production effort, Pan Am International Flight Academy Senior Director of Technical Services, Elliott Garrison, commented, “We were impressed with the high level of professionalism and dedication of the TRU team in helping us achieve our aggressive timeline.” 

Stated George Karam, General Manager and Vice President of TRU Simulation + Training’s Air Transport Simulation division, “Our customer’s primary interest was to add technology with high fidelity and to increase their training capacity in a short period of time. We are extremely pleased with the way our teams worked together and proud to help Pan Am achieve their objectives. This is a win-win for all.”

Added Ralph Leach, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Pan Am International Flight Academy “The addition of the new A320 Level D simulator, with the most current A320 aircraft delivery specifications, increases our ability to better serve our customers which continues to be a primary goal of Pan Am International Flight Academy.”

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