COMPANY NEWS

Textron Simulation & Training Systems launched its new name and brand at WATS 2014 – TRU Simulation + Training Inc.

TRU Simulation + Training Inc. is formed out of three legacy companies – Mechtronix Inc., located in Montreal, Quebec, and OPINICUS Corporation, located in Lutz, Florida, that were acquired by Textron late last year, and a portion of AAI Logistics & Technical Services, an operating unit of Textron Systems, based in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The total annual revenue for the new business is expected to exceed $100 million.

“As we continue to make good progress integrating the three legacy companies, we sought to develop a name that represents the value we can add to customers. Providing solutions that depict realistic environments and conditions that are TRUE to life – ensuring pilots are trained properly and feel confident when they do get in the air – was the basis for the new name,” said James Takats, TRU Simulation + Training Inc. president and CEO.

“TRU Simulation + Training offers an exciting opportunity for Textron to be a major force in the rapidly growing market for providing pilot and aircrew simulation and training to both commercial and military customers,” said Takats. “I am thrilled to unveil TRU Simulation + Training, a unique company that will be able to combine Textron’s truly global footprint with an adaptive and highly responsive business model to put customer needs first.”