Orlando, Florida-based SimCom (Stand 3014) now has approval from Brazil’s ANAC aviation authority for simulator pilot training in eight business aircraft types popular in the country. This covers the Cessna Citation II/SII/Bravo/Ultra, CitationJet 525/CJ1/CJ2/CJ3, Hawker 400/700/800/800XP, Learjet 20-series/30-series/55, Beechjet 400/400XP (and Beechjet predecessor MU-2), Westwind I/II and Eclipse 500. It also has ANAC approval for its Beechcraft King Air 90/100/200 training course at its Dallas-Fort Worth location. The simulators for these types are full-motion level-C or -D-approved devices.
These approvals allow Brazilian pilots to complete initial type-rating or recurrent courses for these aircraft types at SimCom without the need to have an ANAC inspector on site during the simulator checkride, reducing training costs.
SimCom also has a representative in Brazil, Jeremy Maze, who can help Brazilian pilots comply with immigration requirements for foreign pilots who want to undertake flight training in the U.S. This includes the U.S. visa application process and pilot-training approval from the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA approval requires fingerprinting applicants, something that Maze said he is authorized to do here in Brazil.