A local manufacturer of aircraft flight simulators is getting a new corporate identity after being combined with two sister businesses from Canada and Florida.

Textron Simulation & Training Systems has been renamed TRU Simulation + Training Inc,. by parent company Textron Inc.

TRU targets the commercial and military aviation markets.

It's made up of three Textron-owned companies, including the former AAI Corp. simulator-making operation in Crowfield Corporate Center off College Park Road. Textron bought the owner of the Alliance Drive plant in 2007.

The other two are Mechtronix Inc. of Montreal and Opinicus Corp of Lutz, Fla. Textron acquired both businesses late last year.

Textron said the total annual revenue for the newly combined enterprise is expected to exceed $100 million.

TRU is based in Goose Creek, said James Takats, president and CEO.

Providence, R.I.-based Textron is a global player in the aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses. It bsuiness include Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker and E-Z-Go.

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