One of Lake Nona's newest partners, SIMCOM Aviation Training is building a new global headquarters and training facility in the Lake Nona Town Center.
A privately-owned, comprehensive learning institution, SIMCOM utilizes realistic simulator-based training to provide advanced aviation training services to professional pilots, owner-operators, Part 135 operators and maintenance personnel operating in general aviation, regional, military, government and cargo operations around the world. SIMCOM currently operates 47 simulators and flight training devices representative of a wide range of jet, turboprop and piston powered aircraft.
Located in Lake Nona, SIMCOM’s new global headquarters and training facility will be cover five-acres and include 12 full-flight simulator bays. A 90,000-square-foot building will house the new headquarters and will have the ability to expand to 140,000 square feet. An estimated 10,000 pilots per year will be trained at the state-of-the-art facility. Plans for the building reflect a new congenial approach for aviation training facilities with the headquarters designed to welcome employees and trainees and encourage camaraderie. Construction is expected to begin in 2020, with completion slated for 2022.
SIMCOM joins another aerospace leader, BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Support, which opened its Lake Nona headquarters in 2018. Proximity to Florida’s busiest international airport combined with unparalleled community amenities continue to make Lake Nona a desired destination for top companies, including KPMG, U.S. Tennis Association, and Johnson & Johnson, to build global training facilities.