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OSHKOSH, WI EAA AIRVENTURE, JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2010 – SimCom recently installed a Garmin GPS 400W in its Orland-based Citation II simulator. The Garmin was selected for the installation in the Level C sim, because of its ease of use and popularity within the Citation fleet of aircraft. In addition to training for LPV (localizer performance with vertical guidance) approaches, the GPS 400W installation includes terrain and navigation databases for enhanced situational awareness during all phases of flight.

“SimCom installed the GPS 400W in response to the rapidly increasing demand for this type of training. GPS WAAS approaches now outnumber ILS approaches and is quickly becoming the preferred approach option. Part 135 operators must now also demonstrate a GPS approach for recurrent training, and we now have the ability to effectively prepare them to do that,” said Tracy Brannon, Chief Operating Officer. In addition to the Citation II simulator, SimCom also has a Citation Ultra sim in Orlando, FL and a Citation II simulator in Scottsdale, AZ. All sims are FAA Level C devices.

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.