TRU Simulation + Training has opened its new Aviation Maintenance Training Academy located on the Textron Aviation Mid-Continent campus in Wichita, Kansas. Courses currently offered include mechanical and avionics theory and practical for new production Beechcraft King Air 350i, 250 and C90GTx turboprops with the Pro Line Fusion® avionics system, mechanical and avionics maintenance theory for Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza aircraft models, and instruction for McCauley propeller maintenance for piston and turbine model aircraft.

Future plans for the maintenance academy include expanding training to include additional aircraft types, starting with the Cessna CJ series, and systems, such as engine run and taxi, engine maintenance, avionics differences and troubleshooting courses. At capacity, the new academy is equipped to handle approximately 7,500 students annually in the Wichita location.