Simcom Aviation Training is set to begin simulator courses in June for the Daher TBM 930 in a newly approved high-fidelity flight training device (FTD). The TBM 930 is Daher’s current Garmin G3000-equipped turboprop single. The aircraft, with its touchscreen avionics suite, was certified last year by both EASA and the FAA. The G1000 NXi-equipped TBM 910 was also certified earlier this spring.
Simcom installed the new FTD in its Lee Vista Training Center in Orlando, Florida. Built by Frasca International, the device features an actual G3000 suite in the Daher-supplied cockpit. Pilots can receive initial and recurrent training on touchscreen avionics techniques, including using the weather radar and synthetic-vision terrain-awareness system and traffic-advisory system. The FTD is driven by RSi Visual Systems’s XT4 image-generation and display system with a 220-degree external field of view.
The Orlando center also has training devices for Daher’s TBM 700, and TBM 850/900 series. Nicolas Chabbert, senior v-p of Daher’s airplane business unit, said, “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.”