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OSHKOSH, WI EAA AIRVENTURE, JULY 26 - AUGUST 1, 2010 –SimCom Training Centers is on track to provide training on the Eclipse 500 in the third quarter of 2010. Earlier this year, SimCom and Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. announced their partnership to provide pilot training for EA-500 owners and operators, thus establishing SimCom as the exclusive source and provider of factory authorized simulator based training for Eclipse in North, Central and South America. Thus far, two EA-500 Level D sims have been relocated to SimCom’s Training center in Orlando, FL. The type-specific, high-fidelity training devices will be utilized to provide initial and recurrent pilot training. A comprehensive suite of advanced training courseware including animated systems presentations, fold-out color panel posters, technical systems manuals and cockpit procedures trainers for both devices are currently under development. Planned upgrades also include the Avio NG 1.7 suite along with autopilot enhancement, GPS WAAS capability and Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI) modifications. Both simulators currently replicate the EA-500 and include the Avio integrated avionics system. Aerodynamic and engine flight test data, combined with control loading, provide realistic flight control behavior. A wide radius visual system incorporates new day/night and all-weather imagery, which is a highlight of FAA Level D simulators. Selected airports are modeled with highly detailed features that accurately represent the real operating area. Converging traffic on the ground and while airborne offers operators the opportunity to train for conflict recognition and avoidance. Weather phenomena is improved with new features including dynamic thunderstorms with rain shafts, ragged ceilings, blowing snow, patchy fog and scud.
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: Two high-resolution photos of the Eclipse simulator are now available on Simcom's website Click on PRESS CENTER. Click on PRESS IMAGES. Scroll until you locate the photos titled Eclipse EA-500 Simulator Panel & Visual Display -Photo 1 and Eclipse EA-500 Simulator Panel & Visual Display -Photo 2. If these pictures are used, please add a photo credit to read: Photo by Ron Csuy, Director of Sales, SimCom Training Centers.