For Release: November 23, 2015. Grob Aircraft AG, Mattsies/Germany has taken delivery of the first of several 120TP-SIM Flight Training Devices (FTDs) from FRASCA International, Urbana, Il as part of a Long Term Supply Agreement (LTSA). The FTD has been delivered to the Grob factory in Germany.
The FTD’s utilize original aircraft parts providing the highest fidelity physical representation of the aircraft hardware and are manufactured to be capable of meeting the requirements of FAA Level 6 or EASA Level 2. The Grob G 120TP-SIM FTD offers multipurpose training tasks – starting with screening activities during the contact flying phase and proceeding up to advanced flight training in order to prepare every student – rookie or professional – in combination with and in addition to real aircraft training as best as possible.
The first six orders placed under the LTSA are nearing completion, which will result in G 120TP FTDs being delivered to the Myanmar Air Force and the Mexican Air Force, with an additional FTD for use by Grob Aircraft own in-house training system.
Frasca provides flight simulation equipment for several military flight training organizations wordwide and is currently building a Bell 212 FTD for an undisclosed customer. Frasca will be exhibiting at I/ITSEC November 30- December 3 in Orlando, Florida.
ABOUT GROB AIRCRAFT AG:
GROB AIRCRAFT, headquartered in Tussenhausen-Mattsies Germany, with its research, development, manufacturing and assembly facilities, is one of the world’s largest and most experienced composite aircraft manufacturers since 1971. Within its 38 years of history Grob delivered more than 3,500 aircraft that have flown over seven million hours on five continents.
With several air and defense forces operating the G 120TP in the Asian, North-, Central- and South-American, and European region, as well with the latest customer of the G 120TP – the US Army – Grob Aircraft has demonstrate once more its global market leader position. The United States Army selected the Grob Aircraft G 120TP to provide comprehensive initial and recurrent training for more than 600 U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force fixed-wing pilots annually.
Contrary to its competitors, Grob Aircraft AG supplies full training capabilities as “One-Stop-Shop” including ground based training systems, consisting of computer based training, learning management system and flight simulation, instructor and pilot training as well as power by the hour maintenance and repair services.
About Grob G 120TP:
The G 120TP symbolizes the 21st century evolution of basic flight training. Simplicity in pilot operation and system functions make the G 120TP the only sophisticated mission training platform that can accommodate typical elementary, basic and advanced pilot training segments. The cost efficiency of the G 120TP redefines training cost and budgets. High performance, combined with high dispatch reliability make the G 120 TP not only the most cost efficient solution for the future, but also the best integrated training system overall. The G 120TP is the only side by side military training aircraft certified in the 21st century with full aerobatic and military training capability. Turbine powered high performance combined with operating simplicity makes the G 120TP the ideal platform for learning the first steps of flying all the way to pushing the envelope at 6g during the aerobatic training phase.