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April 2, 2019 | International, Aerospace

FlightSafety International And TRU Simulation + Training Have Established FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training

NEW YORK (April 1, 2019) – FlightSafety International and TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, have formed a new company called FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. This new joint venture will provide training services for Textron Aviation‘s broad product line of business and general aviation aircraft.

“Our main goal in establishing FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training is to further enhance the training and services our Customers receive,” said David Davenport, FlightSafety International Co-CEO and President, Commercial. “Combining the strengths and resources of FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training will also increase efficiency, promote innovation, and ensure the extension of our high-quality training programs into new and upcoming Textron Aviation aircraft.”

“This joint venture brings together two of the most well-respected and trusted names in aviation,” said Gunnar Kleveland, President of TRU Simulation + Training. “By leveraging our teams' strengths and combination of world-class training capabilities, I am confident this will provide an enhanced training experience for our customers as Textron Aviation continues to expand its portfolio.”

“We're pleased that FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will offer our customers more flexible training options,” said Brad Thress, Textron Aviation Senior Vice President of Global Parts and Programs. “Textron Aviation has customers all around the world, and they deserve best-in-class pilot and maintenance training programs. This combination of FlightSafety and TRU Simulation + Training assets, capabilities, and courseware better supports our customers' global training needs.”

Brian Moore has been named CEO of FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. “Brian is highly experienced and a very capable leader, and the best choice to lead this very important new company,” said David Davenport. Moore joined FlightSafety more than 20 years ago and has held positions of increasing responsibility since then, including Manager of the FlightSafety Wichita East Learning Center, and most recently Executive Director of Operations.

FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will offer training for 48 Cessna, Cessna Citation, Beechcraft, Beechjet, King Air and Hawker aircraft models at 16 locations, using a fleet of 89 simulators.


FlightSafety International is the world's premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. Over 2,000 highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world's largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.


TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative, total aviation training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its high-fidelity training devices, pilot and maintenance training, military mission training, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at


Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation brands represent unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, and offer an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft and a complete global customer service organization. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 143 countries. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry's most capable global service network. For more information, visit


Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit:

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the risk that the joint venture will not perform as planned, including, for example, the risk that the venture will not achieve revenue and profit projections.

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