Australian investigators believe the plane ran out of fuel.
The agency in charge of the search for the missing plane said the presence of the simulator data did not prove the pilot intentionally crashed the jet.
The plane, with 239 aboard, disappeared in March 2014.
So far, nothing has been found.
Australia will test the piece as part of the investigation into the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's transportation chief said on Thursday the location of debris found on a beach in the southeast
Malaysia airline investigators are looking into unverified reports coming out of the Philipines where two men claim they have found more debris and skeletal remains from flight MH370.
The flaperon piece was found off the coast of the Indian Ocean in July.
High school students hold candles during a vigil for passengers of the missing flight MH370 in Lianyungang, China, on March
There's an old saw that's oft quoted in discussions of MH370: "The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." But from a Bayesian perspective, the absence of data is itself data.