An actual cockpit from the TBM 930 very fast
turboprop aircraft has been delivered for a new Flight Training Device (FTD) to be operated
by Daher’s training partner, SIMCOM Aviation Training, in the United States.
The cockpit will be integrated in the FTD currently being built by Frasca International Inc. - a
leading provider of high fidelity flight training devices - for installation at SIMCOM's Lee Vista
Training Center in Orlando, Florida.
Features of the new FTD include the cockpit’s real Garmin G3000 digital avionics suite that
includes a weather radar, a synthetic vision terrain awareness system and a traffic advisory
system; along with RSi Visual Systems’ XT4 image generation and display system with a
220-degre field of view.
This will be the first training device available for Daher’s new TBM 930, joining already operational
FTDs for the TBM 700 and TBM 850/TBM 900 aircraft versions at SIMCOM’s Orlando
facility, where SIMCOM instructors are providing pilot training in highly realistic
"Lifelike training is very important for high-performance aircraft, and we are pleased that our
continued partnership with SIMCOM will make TBM 930 transition training available for our
customers,” said Nicolas
Chabbert, Senior Vice President, Daher Airplane Business Unit.
He added that providing premium services to TBM owners and operators is a priority for
Daher, with such arrangements with SIMCOM ensuring that quality training resources are
“SIMCOM has been the exclusive authorized training provider for Daher on the TBM program
since 1999, and we’re looking forward to expanding our offering to the TBM 930,” said
SIMCOM International President and CEO Eric
Hinson. “By partnering with
FRASCA, SIMCOM will be able to deliver excellent training conditions for the latest TBM aircraft