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.
March 23, 2016. American Flyers has ordered three Frasca Mentor™ Cessna 172 AATDs to continue their long history of using FRASCA simulators at their multiple flight training locations. The three Mentors will be located at three different American Flyers locations, two at different facilities in Addison, TX and one in Pompano Beach, FL. The Mentors will be configured to fly like the Cessna 172 aircraft and will feature TruVision™ Global, G1000 and more.
Founded by Rudy Frasca in 1958 and now headed by his son, president and CEO John Frasca, Frasca International is renowned for the fidelity, quality, and performance of its aircraft simulators. It ranges from various levels of flight training devices (FTDs) to six-axis full flight simulators (FFSs), all designed and manufactured with the highest attention to realism and accuracy.