BETHESDA, Md., 4 Nov. 2011. Executives at Lockheed Martin Corp. in Bethesda, Md., are expanding their company's simulation and training expertise with their acquisition of Sim-Industries B.V., a commercial aviation flight simulation company in Sassenheim, The Netherlands.
The Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics segment in Orlando, Fla., has maintained a strong presence in the military flight simulation market, and is expanding into commercial jetliner flight simulation with the Sim-Industries acquisition.
"The combination of Sim-Industries with our military simulation business will provide airlines, civil pilot training centers, and military customers access to training systems that can be provided more quickly and with lower operating costs," says bob Stevens, chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin.
Sim-Industries designs full-motion civil aviation flight simulators for airlines and independent pilot training centers. The company specializes in single-aisle commercial aircraft simulators for the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320, and is finalizing development and certification of its first twin-aisle simulator for the Airbus 330.