Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices to Enhance Flight Safety
Regionally based simulators will be regularly used by 600 pilots for recurrent helicopter air ambulance and IIMC training.
March 2, 2017. Urbana, IL. Frasca International has sold seven Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATDs) for the Bell 206/407 series helicopters to Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) provider in the United States. The seven AATDs will be used by Air Evac to provide recurrent flight training for 600 pilots every four months, on HAA operating procedures and flight in inadvertent instrument meteorological conditions (IIMC). (more…)
In partnership with Central Oregon Community College (COCC), Leading Edge Aviation has announced the acquirement of a top-of-the-line helicopter simulator as part of its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Part 141 flight training program. Leading Edge Aviation and COCC are the first flight training program in the country to offer students the opportunity to fly the FRASCA Level 5 flight training device (FTD) flight simulator, the highest rated R44 Simulator in North America. – (more…)
November 14, 2016. Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) announced today that Ecocopter, Santiago, Chile has taken delivery of their Frasca built EC-135 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) at their flight training facility located at the Eulogio Sanchez Airport in Santiago. This is the first of two Helicopter FTDs that Frasca will be providing to EcoCopter. The second device, an AS350B FTD will be installed at the same location in April of 2017. (more…)
November 4, 2016. HNZ Group Partners, Montreal, Canada has received Transport Canada approval on their Frasca built AS350 Level 7 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The FSTD is convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350B2 VEMD instrument panel and the AS350B3e VEMD instrument panel. The Frasca device is the first Level 7 FSTD certified in Canada. While HNZ has used simulation training for its twin engine aircraft for many years, (more…)
Frasca will supply a TBM 930 Level 6 Flight Training Device (FTD) to SIMCOM Aviation Training. The FTD will be the first device to simulate the TBM 930 aircraft and will feature the actual aircraft cockpit, RSI XT4 Visual System with a 220 degree display system, actual Garmin G3000 avionics, Weather Radar, Synthetic Vision Terrain Awareness System and Traffic Advisory System. The FTD will be installed at SIMCOM’s Lee Vista Training Center in Orlando where it will allow SIMCOM instructors to provide pilot training in a highly realistic environment. (more…)
Frasca has installed and received final approval on their Bell 212/412 Flight Training Device (FTD) at the Mexican Air Force Base near Guadalajara, Mexico. The FTD simulates both the Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters and is convertible between configurations in a matter of minutes using replaceable panel overlays and alternate software loads. (more…)
May 23, 2016. Urbana, IL. The Georgia Institute of Technology, (also known as Georgia Tech) Atlanta, has contracted with FRASCA International, Inc. to provide them with a FRASCA Mentor™ Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The AATD will be configured as a Cessna 172 and will be used by the School of Psychology’s Decision Processes Laboratory (DPL) led by Dr. Rick Thomas. (more…)
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When talking to Frasca International President and CEO John Frasca, one discerns that not only does his last name begin with F, but that letter also coincides with other words relevant to who he is and what he does: Family and Flexibility. (more…)
April 13, 2016, Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. has received and order for a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the EC135 helicopter from TKK, Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co., Ltd. The FTD will feature a three channel flat screen visual system, single pilot instrumentation and controls, Garmin GPS and Electric Control Loading. (more…)
April 7, 2016, Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc. has received an order for two Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs) for China Flying Dragon General Aviation Co. Ltd, located in the Heilongjiang Province, China. The two S300/R44 FTDs will be convertible between the Schweizer S300 and the Robinson R44.