TRU Gets China CAAC Nod for Cessna Citation M2 Sim

 - July 26, 2022, 10:40 AM
TRU Simulation + Training’s Cessna Citation M2 full-flight simulator for the Civil Aviation Flight University of China has received level-D qualification from the China CAAC. (Photo: TRU Simulation + Training)

TRU Simulation + Training’s Cessna Citation M2 full-flight simulator for the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) has received level-D qualification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). According to the Textron company, this is the first level-D Citation M2 simulator in operation outside of the U.S.

“The success of the Cessna Citation M2 simulator program in China is the result of a long-standing relationship between the TRU and CAFUC teams,” said TRU v-p and general manager Jerry Messaris. He added that TRU designed and produced the simulator, and then collaborated with CAFUC on the installation and qualification process.

Located at CAFUC’s training center in Guanghan City, China, the simulator will support the university’s fleet of four Citation M2s and expands the capabilities of China’s largest pilot training school. CAFUC’s fleet also includes 159 Cessna Skyhawk piston singles and seven Citation CJ1/CJ1+ light jets.

The CAAC qualification of the M2 simulator comes just three months after TRU’s full-flight simulator for the Cessna SkyCourier received FAA level-D qualification. According to the company, additional qualifications for other TRU training devices are expected by year-end.