TRU Simulation delivers Cessna Citation Latitude Full-Flight Simulator to FlightSafety International

TAMPA, Fla. (May 6, 2024) – TRU Simulation announced the delivery and FAA Level D certification of a Cessna Citation Latitude Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for FlightSafety International’s Columbus Learning Center. The new simulator will support FlightSafety in providing quality training services for the bestselling midsize Citation jet.

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TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc., is a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company that designs, manufactures and delivers high-fidelity training devices and full-motion simulators for civil and defense customers.


“The TRU team takes pride in delivering state-of-the-art devices to enable pilots to have the most advanced training tools to accomplish their preparation needs,” said Jerry Messaris, vice president and general manager, TRU Simulation. “We are honored to provide high-quality simulators to FlightSafety to support their mission of delivering exceptional aviation training to pilots.”


FlightSafety International and TRU Simulation formed a joint venture in 2019 to better support customers’ global training needs. This will be the third Cessna Citation Latitude Full Flight Simulator built as part of the joint venture of TRU Simulation and FlightSafety International.




About TRU Simulation

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., an affiliate of Textron Aviation Inc., is a leading provider of high-fidelity training devices and full-motion simulators for the aviation industry. With a strong commitment to excellence and innovation, TRU Simulation has been at the forefront of flight simulation technology for over a decade. Our customized simulator solutions empower pilots to navigate the skies confidently, while our state-of-the-art technology ensures safe and realistic training experiences. For more information, visit


About Textron Aviation      

We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.     

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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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation. For more information, visit:  


Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements which may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.  These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  

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