Liberty University School of Aeronautics has become one of the first aviation programs in the country to upgrade it’s entire fleet of Cessna 172 flight simulators to Level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTD) and subsequently receive FAA certification as part of the National Simulator Program.
The Finnish Aviation Academy (FinAA), Pori, has received EASA FTD 2 and FNPTII qualification on their two FRASCA built Diamond DA42 NG FSTDs that were delivered earlier this year. The two devices feature Frasca’s TruVision™ Global visual system, Frasca’s Simplicity™ Instructor Station and many other features.
FinAA has a large fleet of FRASCA simulators including the newly qualified DA-42’s, two Phenom FTDs, a KingAir FTD and an EC135 Helicopter FTD.
Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest regional airlines based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has completed Factory acceptance on their Frasca built. Cessna 402C Level 6 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD includes an actual Cessna 402 cockpit shell, Frasca’s TruVision™ with 220° x 60° visual display system and many other features. The simulator is ready for delivery and will begin training service in January 2015.
FRASCA will supply a dual qualified Bell 407 FAA Level B Full Flight Simulator/Level 7 Flight Training Device to Bell Helicopter for use at their Customer Training Academy in Fort Worth, Texas. The FRASCA built dual qualified 407 will have capabilities to convert between the standard Bell Model 407 and the 407 GX, equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics system. The simulator will be used for initial aircraft qualification, recurrent training and instrument training, both initial and recurrent, at the academy.
Frasca’s CJ1+ Full Flight Simulator recently delivered to Nanshan International Flight Academy has received CAAC Level D approval. The Simulator is installed at Nanshan’s flight academy located in Longkou, China. The Level D FFS was delivered, installed and qualified, meeting all technical requirements and schedule milestones.
Several collegiate flight programs have contracted with simulator manufacturer FRASCA International, to upgrade their existing FRASCA simulators to be approved as FAA Level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTDs). These include; the University of North Dakota, Liberty University, Western Michigan University, and Southern Illinois University.
As a result of an independent audit by BSI, a nationally accredited certification body, FRASCA has achieved certification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. This certification attests to the fact that FRASCA has fully deployed a Quality Management System (QMS) that operates in accordance with the standards embodied in ISO’s internationally recognized criteria.