TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has completed Phase II of its expansion for its Pilot Training Center in Pasco County. Phase II of the expansion has created over 100 jobs and specializes in business and military simulator manufacturing as well as serving as an FAA-certified Part 142 OEM-supported Pilot Training Center.
“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. TRU is the total training solution,” commented Ian Walsh, President and CEO of TRU Simulation + Training.
“TRU’s decision to expand its highly successful simulation business shows how Pasco County is a leader in economic development,” said Alex Glenn, President-Duke Energy Florida. “Duke Energy is honored to partner with the Pasco County to support the expansion of this globally-recognized simulation company, bringing high-skill jobs and significant capital investment to the area. We look forward to continuing to provide reliable energy to the company’s expanded operations.”
“Pasco County continues to be a great partner for TRU. We see the positive impact that our growth brings to the region’s economy,” commented David Smith, Vice President of TRU’s Training Centers.