TRU Simulation + Training Inc.’s Aviation Maintenance Training Academy plans to expand its training for several popular piston and jet engine aircraft models through the remainder of 2016. TRU’s Aviation Maintenance Training Academy is on the Textron Aviation Mid-Continent campus in Wichita, Kansas.

Aircraft technicians receive a combination of classroom instruction featuring 3D modeling and animation and hands-on training on maintenance task trainers and actual aircraft. Instruction is provided by individuals experienced in maintaining the type of aircraft they are teaching, and who have direct interaction with the people who make the aircraft.

Courses currently offered include maintenance and avionics initial and practical for new production Beechcraft King Air 300 and 200 series turboprops, and instruction for McCauley propeller maintenance for piston and turboprop model aircraft.

The new courses include maintenance and avionics initial courses for the Cessna Caravan 208, CJ Series, Excel Series, Sovereign, Sovereign + and Latitude models, and Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza models. Also, maintenance and avionics initial courses will be available for the Single Engine High Wing (SEHW) models of the Cessna SkyHawk, SkyLane, Turbo Stationair. The academy will also have a brief, 1.5 day course on the Beechcraft Structural Inspection and Repair Manual to satisfy FAA compliance requirements on affected Beechcraft models.