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TRU Simulation + Training to supply 737MAX sims

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 14, 2014
TRU Simulation + Training will provide 737MAX simulator suites. (Boeing)
TRU Simulation + Training will provide 737MAX simulator suites. (Boeing)

Boeing has announced that TRU Simulation + Training has been selected to supply full-flight training suites for the 737MAX.

The company says the initial suite will include a full-flight simulator, a flat-panel training device and 10 desktop trainers. The suite is expected to be available to 737MAX customers from 2017 to coincide with the re-engined 737’s service entry.

“Our flight training assets – including our state-of-the-art full-flight training suites – provide customers the benefit of Boeing’s knowledge and expertise while incorporating the highest standards in technology and simulation,” vice president of Boeing Flight Services, Sherry Carbary said in a statement. “We are pleased to be working with TRU Simulation + Training to deliver that high level of quality and fidelity to our customers.”

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Boeing says airlines who operate current model 737NGs who have also ordered the new 737MAX can continue training new pilots on one of 14 Next-Generation 737 full-flight simulators within the Boeing Flight Services training network, followed by a short differences training course for the 737MAX, while pilots already certified on the current 737NG will not require a simulator course to transition to the 737MAX.

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