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FlightSafety and TRU join forces for Textron training
Pooling the resources of two industry leaders, FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will support nearly 50 Cessna, Citation, Beechcraft, Beechjet, King Air and Hawker aircraft models at 16 locations.

FlightSafety International and TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron company, have formed FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. The joint venture will provide training services for Textron Aviation‘s product line of business and general aviation aircraft.

“Our main goal in establishing FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training is to further enhance the training and services our customers receive,” comments FlightSafety International co-CEO and president David Davenport. “Combining the strengths and resources of FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training will also increase efficiency, promote innovation and ensure the extension of our high-quality training programmes into new and upcoming Textron Aviation aircraft.”

President of TRU Gunnar Kleveland adds: “This joint venture brings together two of the most well-respected and trusted names in aviation. By leveraging our teams’ strengths and combining world-class training capabilities, I am confident this will provide an enhanced training experience for our customers as Textron Aviation continues to expand its portfolio.”

Textron senior VP of global parts and programmes Brad Thress is pleased to be able to offer more flexible training options to customers. “We have customers all around the world, and they deserve best-in-class pilot and maintenance training programmes. This combination of FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training assets, capabilities and courseware better supports our customers’ global training needs.”

Brian Moore has been named as CEO of FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. “Brian is highly experienced and a very capable leader, and the best choice to lead this important new company,” says Davenport. Moore joined FlightSafety more than 20 years ago and has held positions of increasing responsibility since then, including manager of the FlightSafety Wichita East Learning Center, and most recently executive director of operations.

FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will offer training for 48 Cessna, Cessna Citation, Beechcraft, Beechjet, King Air and Hawker aircraft models at 16 locations, using a fleet of 89 simulators.

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