CJP Platinum-Level sponsor TRU Simulation + Training Inc. recently completed phase II of its expansion plan for its Pilot Training Center located in Lutz, FL. Phase I was previously completed in 2015 when 15,000 square feet of existing space was converted into Training Center Operations.

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The ProFlight training facility specializes in business and military simulator manufacturing as well as serving as an FAA-certified Part 142 OEM-supported Pilot Training Center for several Textron Aviation products.

“With this facility expansion, we are thrilled to expand our Textron Aviation training capabilities. Our relationship with our Textron affiliate allows a seamless customer training experience from initial aircraft purchase, to TRU’s initial type ratings through a life time of recurrency training and on-line learning,” said Ian Walsh, President and CEO of TRU Simulation + Training.

The enlarged facility is designed to accommodate four additional flight simulators to diversify its ProFlight Pilot Training programs. The expansion added 30,000 square feet of new space to accommodate training classrooms, flight training devices and full flight simulators.

“This is exciting news for our local community,” said US Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12.) “I had the opportunity to visit TRU’s Training Center earlier this year; their operation is truly impressive. I am proud of the innovative work they are doing. This expansion will bring more jobs to our area and boost our economy, and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this company and our community.”

“We are seeing multiple success stories like this from Pasco County’s growing tech and aerospace industries,” added Pasco County Commission Chairman Kathryn Starkey. “We are committed to helping companies, like TRU, continue to grow and create high-skilled, high-wage jobs in our county.”

Headquartered in Goose Creek, S.C., TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, is known for its high-fidelity training devices, pilot and maintenance training, military mission training, and aviation training services and support. More information is available at www.trusimulation.com.