Scottsdale, Arizona. 30 March 2023. SUN ’n FUN Aerospace Expo, Lakeland, Florida, March 29, 2023 –Daher today announced SIMCOM’s designation as the new factory-approved training organization for Kodiak 100 and Kodiak 900 turboprop-powered aircraft, with courses beginning next month at SIMCOM’s Scottsdale, Arizona training center.
As part of the agreement with Daher, SIMCOM is installing a fixed-based Kodiak flight simulator – built by Frasca International – at its Scottsdale facility. In addition to courses provided for new and current owners/operators, training also will be tailored for Kodiak users in this multi-role aircraft’s special mission applications.
“Our decision was based on several factors, including SIMCOM’s 24-year relationship with Daher for our TBM turboprop-powered aircraft product line, and its resources to provide top-level training in adding the Kodiak to its portfolio,” explained Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division and the CEO of Kodiak Aircraft.
Eric Hinson, the SIMCOM CEO, added: “We’re proud to be Daher’s factory-approved training partner for its entire family of turboprop aircraft. Our Scottsdale, Arizona training center provides a strategically positioned location for Kodiak operators throughout the Americas.”
SIMCOM has a long history of providing tailored training for owner/pilots. Created in 1989, it has become a leading provider of training for general aviation pilots. SIMCOM delivers instruction for more than 60 different aircraft types and conducts 7,000-plus training events annually.