PrestoSIM Earns FAA's Nod For Cessna Citation Ultra and Encore Courses

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Grapevine, Texas,-based PrestoSIM, one of four U.S. companies authorized to provide FAA Part 142 simulator-based training in Cessna Citation aircraft, last week said it has won FAA approval to provide training on the Cessna Citation Ultra and Encore aircraft featuring the Primus 1000 avionics suite. Established in 2004, PrestoSIM operates a 30,000-square-foot facility in Grapevine, Texas, and specializes in owner pilot and small to midsize corporate flight departments. When combined with the company’s earlier FAA approval of its Citation Bravo courses last week's approval gives PrestoSIM authority to train pilots on some of the most popular models in the Cessna Citation line.

PrestoSIM offers FAA-approved CE-500 initial ATP/type ratings and recurrent pilot training as well as Bravo, Ultra and Encore differences training. Also, it is one of only three companies authorized to confer single-pilot exemption authority in these aircraft under the Cessna factory program. The company received its Part 142 certification from the FAA in February.