SIMCOM UPGRADES ITS PC-12 SIM PANEL
OSHKOSH, WI EAA AIRVENTURE, JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2010 – In response to changes in aircraft operations, SimCom’s PC-12 Series 1-9 simulator has been upgraded to include co-pilot’s instruments. The new equipment mirrors the pilot’s standard flight instruments, including two EFIS 40 displays. The type-specific simulator is located at SimCom’s Orlando, FL training center. SimCom is the exclusive factory authorized training provider for the PC-12 in the Americas. The company currently provides training on using three PC-12 devices: two are located in Orlando, FL, one that is utilized for series 1-9 training and one for the NG; a third device is in Scottsdale, AZ and replicates the series 10 aircraft. A fourth device under development, a PC-12 NG, will be installed at the Pilatus factory in Stans, Switzerland, in the first quarter of 2011.
“The fleet of PC-12 aircraft was primarily operated by a single pilot when it was first introduced. As the aircraft gained popularity, it has found greater use by Part 135 customers and large fleet operators, the majority of which are now flown with a crew,” said Tracy Brannon, SimCom’s Chief Operating Officer. He added that the upgrade enhances crew and Second in Command (SIC) training and crew resource management. Brannon also noted that a similar upgrade is planned later this year for the PC-12 series 10 simulator in Scottsdale, AZ.
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.
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