Ansett Aviation Training announces ATR72-600 Simulator purchase

6 December 2016

Melbourne, Australia - In a statement released today, Ansett Aviation Training Australasia (Ansett) announced that it has purchased an ATR 72-600 Full Flight Simulator from TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

The simulator is the latest device Ansett has ordered from TRU Simulation + Training and will be fully operational and ready for training in Australia by November 2017.

The new ATR72-600 simulator will be equipped with TRU’s innovative front projection display system, Moog motion system and advanced ADAS-X digital audio system —providing optimum visual, motion and audio performance and will include the Rockwell Collins EP8100 image generation system. The device will be qualified to CASA Level D FFS standards and will be located in South-East Queensland.

Ansett is the world’s largest privately owned simulator training provider and currently operates 13 simulators from its main base at Melbourne Airport along with a new King Air 350i convertible to a B200 full flight simulator at its Sunshine Coast Airport Centre. Ansett also operates a 6-bay training facility in Taiwan and has a further site at Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy that is currently under construction and will be operational by September 2017.

Ansett CEO Mr. David Garside said “the ATR aircraft represents the future fleet type for a significant number of regional Australian and Asian-Pacific carriers and, as the training provider and partner of choice for many of these airlines, Ansett is pleased to invest in this Simulator to support their growing fleet demands.” He added, “this is the 5th TRU manufactured full flight simulator that we will be taking delivery of, and I am convinced that our customers will be as pleased with this device as we are.”

About TRU Simulation + Training

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, delivers innovative, end-to-end flight training solutions to the commercial and military markets while providing superior technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., the company is known for its Air Transport Simulation, Military & Business Simulation, and Training Centers. More information is available at

About Textron, Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit:

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Ansett Aviation Training Press Release 3rd July 2015

Ansett Aviation Training is proud to announce the purchase of a new King Air 350i convertible to a B200 Full Flight Simulator (KA350/B200) using the Rockwell Collins Proline 21 avionics and qualified to CASA Level D FFS standard.

The simulator has been purchased from TRU Simulation + Training (previously Mechtronix) who are part of the Textron Group, the manufacturers of Beechcraft Aircraft. The simulator will be ready for training at the Ansett Aviation Training facility in Melbourne during the third quarter of 2016.

The King Air 200 and 350 aircraft are used in Australia by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Royal Australian Air Force, other Aero Medical operators and a number of business and charter providers. In addition, Beechcraft will have access to the simulator and will be able to utilise it to support their sales efforts in the region.

This investment in additional simulator capability and capacity continues Ansett Aviation Training’s commitment to the Australian aviation industry and ensures pilot training standards remain world-class.

For further details please contact John Holmes, Flight Training Manager on +61 (0)3 3737 8000