TRU Simulation + Training has announced that its Cessna SkyCourier Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) has successfully earned Level D qualification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing pilot training to commence.
This achievement comes just one month after Textron Aviation earned FAA type certification for the SkyCourier.
TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc., is a Textron Inc. company that designs and delivers high-fidelity training devices and support for civil and defense customers.
“The success of the Cessna SkyCourier simulator program is the result of the collaboration between the Textron Aviation flight test and production teams, FlightSafety International’s courseware and instructor teams and our employees at TRU,” said Jerry Messaris, vice president and general manager of TRU Simulation + Training.
“Together, we worked on the design, production, testing and qualification of the simulator to ensure the highest quality training device, and we look forward to pilots utilizing it for many years to come.”
The Cessna SkyCourier is a new twin-engine, large-utility turboprop. With a clean-sheet design and advanced manufacturing processes, the high-wing aircraft’s production line is underway, and the first unit will soon enter the market.