TRU Simulation and Training is expanding its Lutz, Florida, ProFlight Pilot Training Center with a 30,000-square-foot addition to house four additional full-motion advanced flight simulators, classrooms, and training aids. Construction at the training facility owned by Textron Aviation is expected to be complete by November, according to a Sept. 22 news release.
The Tampa-area location specializes in military and business simulator manufacturing and serves as an FAA-certified Part 142 OEM-supported training center for Cessna’s Citation Jet and Beechcraft’s King Air lines.
Additionally, TRU recently announced a distance learning option that allows pilots of Pro Line Fusion-equipped King Air 350 aircraft to train in the comfort of their homes. The company said in a news release that its Current 365 training program provides learning opportunities to keep pilots engaged year-round instead of participating in select recurrent training events. Pilots who prefer on-site training, however, will still have that option.
“Our customers often have hectic schedules and the flexibility of an FAA-approved distance learning option allows them to accomplish a large portion of their recurrent training requirements on the road or from the comfort of their own home,” said David Smith, TRU’s vice president of training centers.