Grob Aircraft AG, Mattsies/Germany has selected Frasca International, Inc., Urbana, IL to provide flight simulation technology and expertise under a Long Term Supply Agreement (LTSA) for the new Grob G 120TP-SIM flight training device (FTD).
The new established Grob Aircraft Simulation Department being responsible for the complete simulator cockpit with avionics, controls and furnishings, and the aircraft data package. Frasca being responsible for the base assembly, control loading and I/O systems, the Instructor/Operator Station (IOS), the computational system and associated simulation software models, and the visual image generators and visual database. Final assembly and testing of FTD’s will occur at Grob’s location in Germany, whereas the initial units will be integrated and tested at Frasca’s factory.
The FTD’s will utilize original aircraft parts providing the highest fidelity physical representation of the aircraft hardware and will be built to be capable of meeting the requirements of FAA Level 6 or EASA Level 2. As a result, 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 currently in development and production, 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.
ABOUT FRASCA INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Frasca International, Urbana, Illinois, manufactures flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, universities and military organizations worldwide. Product range includes Flight Training Devices (FTDs), FNPT I, II and II MCC devices, CPTs, Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and more for all aircraft types, fixed wing and rotary. Since their founding in 1958, over 2600 Frasca simulators have been delivered worldwide. Frasca is an ISO:9001 2008 certified company. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.frasca.com. For more information, contact Peggy Prichard: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.grob-aircraft.com.
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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.