ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 8, 2011 — SIMCOM Aviation Training, the exclusive factory authorized provider of Eclipse 500 training, is upgrading one of its Eclipse simulators and has expanded the capabilities and credits of its Eclipse 500 training courses in Orlando, FL. These improvements will allow pilots to train using the most advanced avionics available for the airplane and will provide the most efficient Initial Type Rating program.
One of two Eclipse simulators is being reconfigured with the Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS), duplicating the most advanced and updated avionics option for the airplane. The Avio IFMS includes digital moving map, XM weather integration, electronic charts, flight plan overlay on Nav displays and WAAS precision approach capability (LPV). The simulator upgrade to Avio IFMS is expected to be completed by the Fall of 2011.
Further, SIMCOM now offers an optional advanced Eclipse Initial Type Rating course for more experienced pilots. This advanced course shortens the duration from 14 days to 9 days. Designed for the pilot with previous turbine and high altitude operating experience the 9-day course has a reduced number of classroom hours focused specifically on the Eclipse 500. The total simulator hours are the same as the 14-day course, but are condensed and administered using a more intensive format. For years, SIMCOM has successfully provided similar advanced pace training to qualified pilots on other jet aircraft.
“Taking advantage of our experience, we have been able to achieve these major training course improvements for Eclipse pilots,” says Wally David, SIMCOM’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “The upgraded avionics and the shortened 9-day Initial Type Rating course improve and simplify the process for pilots seeking to obtain Eclipse 500 Initial or Recurrent training. The Eclipse is a superb airplane that deserves the equally superb simulator training programs we are now offering.”
SIMCOM Aviation Training is a premier General Aviation and regional airline training provider. It offers simulator training programs for an array of aircraft, including the Aerostar series; Beechjet 400 series; Beech Baron/Duke series; Cessna 300/400 series; CitationJet, CJ1, CJ2 and CJ3; Citation I/II/SII/V/Bravo/Ultra/Encore; Dornier 328 Jet; 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; 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.
NOTE: A high-resolution photo for this release can be downloaded from SIMCOM’s website https://www.simulator.com. Click on PRESS CENTER. Click on PRESS IMAGES. Scroll until you locate the photo titled Full Motion Business Jet Simulator Bay. This photo shows 4 simulators, the first 2 of which are Eclipse sims. The others are members of SIMCOM’s full motion simulator fleet. If this photo is used, please include a photo credit to read: Photo by Ron Csuy, Director of Sales, SIMCOM Aviation Training.