first TBM 930 simulator - a high-fidelity Flight
Training Device (FTD) - has just been certified by
the Federal Aviation Administration, enabling its
service entry next month in courses at Florida-based
SIMCOM Aviation Training, which is Daher’s U.S.
FTD reproduces the exact cockpit environment of
Daher’s latest TBM 930 very fast turboprop aircraft.
The device was built by Frasca International Inc. -
a leading provider of high-fidelity flight training
systems - using a cabin provided by Daher for
installation at SIMCOM's Lee Vista Training Center
in Orlando, Florida.
Features of the new FTD include an actual Garmin
G3000 digital avionics suite in the cockpit, with
touch-screen controls and incorporating a weather
radar, a synthetic vision terrain awareness system
and traffic advisory system. Additional realism is
provided by RSi Visual Systems’ XT4 image generation
and display system, offering a 220-degree external
field of view.
new equipment joins a fully operational fleet of
FTDs for the Daher TBM 700 and TBM 850/TBM 900
aircraft versions at SIMCOM’s Orlando facility,
where the company’s instructors are providing pilot
training in highly-realistic environments.
"Lifelike training is very important for
high-performance aircraft, and we are pleased that
the continued partnership with SIMCOM will make TBM
930 transition training available for our
customers,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior
Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit.
said providing premium services to TBM owners and
operators is a priority for Daher, with such
relationships as the SIMCOM partnership 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
“By partnering with FRASCA, SIMCOM will be able to
deliver excellent training conditions for the latest
TBM aircraft version.”