SIMCOM Expands with Acquisition from FlightSafety International

Published on March 20, 2012 -

ORLANDO, FL, AUGUST 17, 2011 —SIMCOM Aviation Training is announcing the acquisition of 14 simulators and training programs from FlightSafety International. With the addition of this equipment, SIMCOM will operate a total of 59 simulators in five training center locations in the United States. The list of devices SIMCOM acquired includes a King Air B200, King Air C90B, Cessna Conquest I, Cessna Conquest II, Piper Cheyenne III, Piper Cheyenne I/II, Turboprop Twin Commander 1000, Turboprop Twin Commander 690A, Cessna 421C, Beech Baron 58, Piper Navajo, Cessna 300/400 and Saab 2000. The simulators range in sophistication from advanced flight training devices for the piston-powered models to full-motion simulators for the turboprops.

The Twin Commander 1000 and 690, Twin Cessna 300/400, Cessna 425, Cessna 441, Cheyenne III, and Cessna 300/400 simulators and training programs will be relocated to SIMCOM’s training facility in Dallas, TX. The King Air 90, 200, Cheyenne I/II, Navajo, Beech Baron 58 and Saab 2000 simulators and training programs will be positioned in the Company’s Orlando, FL training centers.

“We are very excited to be adding additional simulators and training capabilities,” explains Wally David, SIMCOM’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Even though we have tended to add Level C and D full-motion jet simulators over the past few years, we will always consider turboprop and piston pilots to be a very important part of our business. We are confident these aircraft and their operators will continue to play a major role in the future of General Aviation. In fact, many of our customers tell us they are flying turboprops and pistons more than ever due to their utility and cost of operation.”

Tracy Brannon, SIMCOM’s Chief Operating Officer, adds, “Transfer of the simulators and courseware from FlightSafety to SIMCOM will begin immediately and should be completed by year end. The relocation is being coordinated so that existing customers will have minimal impact to their training schedules and needs. Our goal is a seamless transfer of training capability for customers relying on simulator training for safety and competency.”

For further information and schedule of training availability, contact SIMCOM Aviation Training at 1.800.272.0211 or 407.275.1050 or visit its website www.simulator.com.

SIMCOM Aviation Training is a premier General Aviation and regional airline training provider. It offers simulator training programs for a wide variety of aircraft, including the Aerostar series; Beechjet 400 series; Beech Baron/Duke series; Twin Cessna 300/400 series; Cessna Conquest I/II; CitationJet CJ1, CJ2 and CJ3; Citation I/II/SII/V/Bravo/Ultra/Encore; Dornier 328 Jet; Saab 2000; Eclipse EA-500; Falcon 20; Hawker 400/700/800/800XP; Hawker Beech 400XP; JetPROP; Jetstream 41; King Air 90/100/200/300/350; Learjet 20/30 series; Learjet 55; Mitsubishi MU-2 series; Mitsubishi MU-300 series; Pilatus PC-12; Piper Cheyenne I/II/III; Piper Meridian/Mirage/Malibu/Matrix, Navajo, Saratoga, and Seneca series; Socata TBM 700/850; Turbo Commander 690/Jetprop series and Westwind I/II.

SIMCOM is the exclusive factory authorized training provider for the Eclipse EA-500 (in the Americas), Pilatus PC-12 (in the Americas), Socata TBM (in North America and Mexico), Mitsubishi MU-2 and the Piper Meridian, Mirage, Malibu, Matrix, Seneca and Saratoga aircraft.

A privately-owned, comprehensive learning institution, SIMCOM provides advanced aviation training services to owners and professional pilots and maintenance personnel operating in general aviation, regional, military, government and cargo operations around the world.

Headquartered in Orlando, FL SIMCOM operates training facilities in Orlando; Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ; and Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX. Training on one of the company’s two Jetstream J-41 simulators is also conducted at the Eastern Airways headquarters at Humberside International Airport in Kirmington, UK.

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