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Daher delivers a TBM 930 cockpit for use in SIMCOM’s Flight Training Device

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 environments.

"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 available.

“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 version.”

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 3rd November 2016 | Issue #390