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Textron Unveils Renamed Aircraft Simulation Business; James Takats Comments

LogisticsTextron (NYSE: TXT) has changed the name of its business operations unit that delivers flight simulation technology and services to both military and industrial customers.

The company’s simulation and training systems business has been renamed TRU Simulation + Training Inc., Textron announced Tuesday.

“Providing solutions that depict realistic environments and conditions that are true to life – ensuring pilots are trained properly and feel confident when they do get in the air – was the basis for the new name, ” said James Takats, president and CEO of TRU Simulation + Training Inc.

TRU Simulation + Training was formed by combining three legacy Textron subsidiaries such as Mechtronix Inc., OPINICUS Corp. and AAI Logistics & Technical Services.

The Goose Creek, S.C.-based unit aims to generate more than $100 million in revenue per year.

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