March 21, 2018. Urbana, IL. Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation & Technology, St. Louis, Missouri, has placed an order for three FRASCA reconfigurable Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATDs). All three AATDs will include GTN-650 GPS, navigational database, ForeFlight iPad interface, Frasca’s TruVision™ visual system with three channel visual display system, Frasca’s Simplicity™ touch screen Instructor Operator Station (IOS) and will be FAA approved. The devices will be delivered later this year.
The three new Frasca AATDs will be reconfigurable between the Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow and Piper Seminole aircraft by utilizing Frasca’s Computer Generated Instrument (CGI) technology. The reconfigurable panels incorporate actual instrument bezels with glass, operational indicators, control knobs and switches which are installed over a large LCD screen and can be configured in minutes. The result is a very realistic look with the same tactile feel of an actual aircraft panel. The high level of realism enables the students to transfer a greater amount of learning from the AATD to the aircraft, reduces maintenance and increases the reliablity of the AATDS. Frasca has provided reconfigurable devices to many customers over the years, enabling schools to train students to fly a variety of aircraft in one device.
“We are thrilled to partner with FRASCA on three new simulators to support our flight programs. The simulators will help our students on their path to becoming future aviation industry leaders.” Said Dr. Michelle Sabick, Dean of Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University.
“The Frasca AATDs will provide Saint Louis University aviation students with leading edge training equipment which will lead to the highest levels of safety for the students. We are looking forward to the delivery of the AATDs.” added Steve Magoc, Chairperson of the Department of Aviation Science.