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FlightSafety Textron gets King Air 360 training under way
An advanced technology simulator used to provide King Air 360 training in Tampa is qualified to Level D by the FAA. Qualification by other regulatory agencies will be completed based on customer requirements.
The King Air 360 offers advanced auto-throttles, digital pressurisation for cabin altitude, a redesigned cabin interior, and the latest software updates of the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics suite.

FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training is now offering King Air 360 pilot training at the Tampa Learning Center and courses for maintenance technicians who support the aircraft at the Wichita Maintenance Learning Center.

“We are pleased to serve as the exclusive training provider for the new King Air 360 aircraft,” says Rich High, CEO, FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. “Pilots and maintenance technicians who operate and support the aircraft benefit from our comprehensive training programmes developed in conjunction with Textron Aviation.”

The advanced technology simulator used to provide the training is qualified to Level D by the FAA. Qualification by other regulatory agencies will be completed based on customer requirements.

The Tampa Learning Center also offers training for the King Air 350 Fusion, King Air 250 Fusion, King Air C90GTx, Citation M2, Citation CJ3+, Citation CJ3, Citation XLS+, Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude using a fleet of seven full flight simulators.

Courses for maintenance technicians are offered at the Wichita Maintenance Learning Center. This facility is located next to the Textron Aviation service centre in Wichita, Kansas. Highly qualified and experienced instructors provide classroom instruction and interactive, hands-on practical training for the airframe and engines.

The King Air 360 offers advanced auto-throttles, digital pressurisation for cabin altitude, a redesigned cabin interior, and the latest software updates of the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics suite. New standard features in the aircraft include the IS&S ThrustSense auto-throttle, which provide precision control for optimised power output including over-torque and over-temp protection, and digital pressurisation, which automatically schedules cabin pressure in both climb and descent, resulting in passenger comfort and reduced pilot workload. The Collins Fusion software updates include the integration of flap and pressurisation system indications into a multi-function display.

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