SIMCOM International is to expand its training to include the Raytheon Beech King Air 300/350. The US firm now provides King Air 90, 100 and 200 training at its simulator centres in Orlando, Florida, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 300/350 course will use existing King Air 200 simulators, with differences training, and will be substantially less expensive than similar courses now available from FlightSafety International and SimuFlite International, according to president Walter David.

Simcom now operates eight simulators for the Beech Baron and King Air, Cessna 300 and 400 series, and Piper Aerostar, Cheyenne I/II and Navajo. The Orlando, Florida-based company builds its own simulators and plans to add a ninth, a Baron, later this year. Simcom is the official training provider for the Pilatus PC-12, and David says that a simulator for the single-turboprop aircraft should be in service within a year.

Source: Flight International