Textron Aviation has expanded support for business jet customers in Europe with the addition of a new Cessna Citation CJ3+/Cessna Citation M2 Gen2 Convertible Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) in the region. The new simulator is scheduled to be ready for training at FlightSafety International’s Farnborough, England, Learning Center in January 2025.
The Cessna Citation business jet family is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company. The FFS is designed and manufactured by TRU Simulation + Training.
FlightSafety provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. The company’s Farnborough location offers EASA training for corporate and regional aircraft.
“We are excited to expand our extensive Cessna Citation training network into the region. Our partnership with Textron Aviation and TRU will provide a high-fidelity training device and enable us to deliver a high-quality training experience to our mutual customers,” said Brian Moore, CEO and Director of Operations, FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training.
Equipped with the latest Garmin G3000 avionics, the simulator features real aircraft parts throughout the cockpit, ensuring an accurate representation of the aircraft. TRU’s design incorporates its third-generation control loading system that produces a highly realistic flight experience.
The full-flight motion of the simulator integrates TRU’s REALCue system that uses an electric motion base with 42-inch-stroke actuators. The visual system is equipped with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1150 Image Generation system, a large array of high-resolution airfield models and high-definition projectors on a 200-by-40-degree display, creating an immersive training environment. TRU built the simulator using its latest frame design, which supports configurable seating and IOS arrangement and improved quick, easy access to internal equipment for device maintenance.