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OSHKOSH, WI EAA AIRVENTURE, JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2010 – SimCom’s TBM 850 flight training device (FTD) has received FAA Level 5 qualification status. Introduced to its simulator “fleet” at this time last year, the TBM 850 FTD has demonstrated its ability to meet exacting FAA performance standards and is now approved for specific training endorsements. The type specific device may be used for satisfying flight review and instrument currency requirements as well as obtaining a high altitude endorsement. This approval provides operators the convenience of satisfying these FAA requirements while enrolled in Initial or Recurrent training. SimCom is the exclusive factory authorized training provider for the Socata TBM in North America and Mexico. Training on the TBM series is offered at SimCom’s state-of-the-art facility in Orlando, FL

Tracy Brannon, Chief Operating Officer, comments, “We are pleased to offer operators of the TBM 850 G1000 the same value-added training benefits as the pilots of the TBM 700. FAA operating requirements may now be easily accomplished in conjunction with periodic training on the device. The combination of advanced simulation technology, the latest computer animation and highly-qualified instructors, help us deliver an extremely realistic and satisfying training experience. Our broad range of training programs on both the TBM 850 and 700 are designed to meet operators’ individual needs.”

SimCom’s TBM 850 has a high-resolution visual system and is configured with the TBM 850’s Garmin G1000 integrated avionics suite. Its location on the U.S. south Atlantic coast centrally positions the simulator for TBM 850 operators throughout North America – which is the single largest geographic market for the very fast turboprop aircraft, as well as for customers in Latin and Central America. The TBM 850 FTD’s visual system uses a Redifun RASTERflite XT image generator with a 172-deg.-wide field of view. This advanced 60-Hz visual system offers day/dawn/dusk/night or continuous time of day operation. It features more than 15,000 light points per channel with 2.5-arc-minute resolution and uni- and bi-directional light point lobe patterns. In addition, the FTD integrates new functions on instructor touch screens and a new improved audio system.


SimCom Training Centers is a premier General Aviation, Business 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; Citation Bravo, Ultra and Encore; Dornier 328 Jet; Eclipse EA-500; Falcon 20; JetPROP; Hawker 400XP; Hawker 400/700/800/800XP; 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 Malibu, Matrix, Mirage, Meridian, Navajo, Saratoga, and Seneca series; Socata TBM 700/850; and Westwind.
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 business, regional, military, government and cargo operations around the world.
Headquartered in Orlando, FL SimCom operates training facilities in Orlando, FL and Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ. Training on one of the company’s two J-41 simulators is 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 Click on PRESS CENTER. Click on PRESS IMAGES. Scroll until you locate the photo titled Socata TBM 850 G1000 Cockpit Interior. If this picture is used, please add a photo credit to read: Photo by Ron Csuy, Director of Sales, SimCom Training Centers.