Miami – April 21, 2015 Pan Am International Flight Academy, announced today from the World Aviation Training Symposium that it has received an agreement from TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. to purchase an Airbus A320-200 FFS™ X full motion flight simulator. The simulator will be qualified by both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) as a Level D device.
“In our meetings with TRU and our visits to their Montreal facility, we were impressed by their team and their capabilities,” said Mark Johnson, Pan Am International Flight Academy Executive Vice President. “We see a lot of synergies between our interest in providing the highest quality training experience for pilots in our training center and their interest in producing best-in-class flight simulation training devices.”
Pan Am’s new simulator will meet Airbus A320 standard 1.8.1 and will feature a number of advanced technologies: the MOOG electric control loading actuators and MOOG 6-degrees of freedom motion system, and a moveable forward-facing instructor operating station tower with multiple high definition color touch screen color displays. The visual system manufactured by RSI will offer a front projection 200-degree horizontal by 40-degree vertical field of view and image display from three-channel PC-based image generators and three LED projectors.
The TRU-built A-320-200 FFS X will be installed in the Pan Am International Flight Academy located in Miami, Florida and will be ready for training in September 2015.
“This agreement comes right at the time we are commemorating our one year anniversary as TRU Simulation + Training. We are very excited to now also have this new relationship to celebrate.” Stated George Karam, Vice President and General Manager of TRU’s Air Transport Simulation Division.