TBM 930 Simulator for SimCom
Daher delivers a TBM 930 cockpit for use in SIMCOM’s Flight Training Device
Orlando, Florida, November 1, 2016 – An actual cockpit from the TBM 930 very fast turboprop aircraft has been delivered for a new Flight Training Device (FTD) to be operated by Daher’s training partner, SIMCOM Aviation Training, in the United States.
The cockpit will be integrated in the FTD currently being built by Frasca International Inc. – a leading provider of high fidelity flight training devices – for installation at SIMCOM’s Lee Vista Training Center in Orlando, Florida.
Features of the new FTD include the cockpit’s real Garmin G3000 digital avionics suite that includes a weather radar, a synthetic vision terrain awareness system and a traffic advisory system; along with RSi Visual Systems’ XT4 image generation and display system with a 220-degree field of view.
This will be the first training device available for Daher’s new TBM 930, joining already-operational FTDs for the TBM 700 and TBM 850/TBM 900 aircraft versions at SIMCOM’s Orlando facility, where SIMCOM instructors are providing pilot training in highly realistic environments.
« Lifelike training is very important for high-performance aircraft, and we are pleased that our continued partnership with SIMCOM will make TBM 930 transition training available for our customers,” stated Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President, Daher Airplane Business Unit.
He added that providing premium services to TBM owners and operators is a priority for Daher, with such arrangements with SIMCOM ensuring that quality training resources are available.
“SIMCOM has been the exclusive authorized training provider for Daher on the TBM program since 1999, and we’re looking forward to expanding our offering to the TBM 930,” said SIMCOM International President and CEO Eric Hinson. “By partnering with FRASCA, SIMCOM will be able to deliver excellent training conditions for the latest TBM aircraft version.”
About SIMCOM – www.simulator.com
SIMCOM Aviation Training offers professional pilots and owner/pilots realistic simulator-based training for a number of jet, turboprop and piston powered airplanes. SIMCOM currently operates 53 simulators in four locations: Orlando, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas; and Humberside in the United Kingdom. Courses are available for initial and recurrent training. Speciality and maintenance training also is available. For further information, contact SIMCOM at 1.800.272.0211, or see SIMCOM online.
About Daher – www.daher.com
Daher is an equipment supplier developing integrated industrial systems for aerospace and advanced technologies.
By combining its expertise in industrial manufacturing, product and process engineering, logistics and transport, and industrial services, Daher designs and develops Integrated Industrial Systems. Daher has established itself as a leader in five fields of activity: aircraft manufacturer, aerostructures and systems, integrated logistics, nuclear services, and valves.
Daher posts annual turnover of nearly one billion euros, and its order book stands at around three and a half years of turnover. Driven by bold innovation ever since it was founded in 1863, Daher has established itself today as one of the major players of the third industrial revolution.
About the Daher TBM 900 & 930 – www.tbm.aero
The TBM 900 and TBM 930 are the latest members in Daher’s TBM family of very fast single-engine turboprop aircraft. Differences between the two models are concentrated on their primary avionics: Garmin’s G1000 avionics system with physical keypad for the TBM 900; Garmin’s G3000 with touchscreen controller for the TBM 930.
Both aircraft offer superior performance – a maximum cruise speed of 330 kts. – and high efficiency with a 1,730 naut. mi. maximum range and a fuel consumption at economy cruise of 37 U.S. gallons per hour. This results from aerodynamic improvements, along with other aircraft enhancements. The maximum range and useful load, as well as the ability to land at small airports, are some of the customers’ favorite features.
Overall, Daher has booked a total of 154 orders for the TBM 900 and TBM 930 since their launch in 2014 and 2016, respectively. As of October 31, the 37 deliveries made so far in 2016 brought the total number of TBM-series aircraft received by customers to 806, with this global fleet accumulating some 1.38 million flight hours.
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