The Flight Training Device (FTD) reproduces the exact cockpit environment of the TBM 930, according to company officials.
It was built by Frasca International using a cabin provided by Daher for installation at SIMCOM’s Lee Vista Training Center in Orlando, Florida.
Features of the new FTD include a Garmin G3000 digital avionics suite, with touch-screen controls that incorporates 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° external field of view, company officials note.
The new sim joins a fleet of FTDs for the TBM 700 and TBM 850/TBM 900 aircraft versions at SIMCOM’s Orlando facility.