Frasca News

CAT Pioneer Awarded to Rudy Frasca

Rudy Frasca was one of three recipients to receive the first ‘CAT Pioneer’ award on May 2nd, 2017. The award was given by  by CAT (Civil Aviation Training Magazine) during their annual WATS convention on May 2nd. John Frasca, current President of Frasca International accepted the award on behalf of his father Rudy. (more…)

Piper Seminole

Longtime Frasca customer updates aircraft and FTD fleet

May 12, 2017, Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has been awarded a contract by the University of North Dakota (UND) to provide several Flight Training Devices (FTDs) for their aviation program. The multiple unit purchase agreement will include a large number FTDs for the Piper Archer and Seminole aircraft. The FTDs will be the first to feature the new Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and will be built to FAA Level 5 qualifications. (more…)

Frasca FNPT II Device Integral in Modernized Training Academy

May 8, 2017. Frasca International,Inc.Urbana, IL has received an order from The Ethiopian Airlines Flight Training Academy, the training division of the Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group, for a FRASCA 172 Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer (FNPT II). The 172 FNPT II will be configured as a diesel model and will include Frasca’s TruVision™ Global visual system with a 210 x 57 cyclindrical visual display system. This will be the first Frasca flight simulator installed in Ethiopia. (more…)

Airbus H125 Simulator

Frasca International Sells Airbus H125 Helicopter Flight Simulator to Aero Asahi Corporation, Japan’s Largest Civil Helicopter Business

URBANA, ILLINOIS (April 20, 2017) — Frasca International has sold a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Airbus H125 AStar (350B3) single-engine helicopter to Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC), Japan’s leading civil helicopter company.

The new Frasca Level 5 FTD will be used by Aero Asahi for H125 pilot training as well as to provide operational training for offshore, emergency medical service (EMS), search and rescue (SAR) and electric power line patrol missions. (more…)

Cessna 510 Citation Mustang

FRASCA International Delivers Cessna 510 Citation Mustang Business Jet Simulator to the new DV Training center in Paris, France
Dual Qualified Simulator Meets Latest French DGAC Requirements for Mustang Initial and Recurrent Training

April 3, 2017 — Urbana, IL Frasca International, Inc. has delivered a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang flight simulator to DV Training at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France.  (more…)

High Fidelity Level 7 Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger Flight Training Device for No. 3 Flying Training School (3 FTS)

March 3, 2017. Urbana, IL. Frasca International has sold a Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Bell CH-139 JetRanger helicopter for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 3 Flying Training School (3 FTS). KF Aerospace Defence Programs is the prime contractor for the RCAF’s Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program at the Portage la Prairie Southport Airport in southern Manitoba. The Level 7 FTD was ordered Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a CFRS subcontractor. The RCAF Simulation Strategy 2025 announced in 2015 calls for the optimization of simulation across all air force training activities.  (more…)

Bell 206 Simulator

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…)

Leading Edge Aviation Press Release.


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…)

H125 AS350 Level 7 FTD HNZ

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…)