United Aviate Academy Selects Frasca

The United Aviate Academy (The Academy), located in Goodyear, AZ will be using seven FRASCA flight simulators for in their newly expanded training program. The devices include five Cirrus SR20 AATDs and two Piper Seminole AATDs, five of the AATDs will have 220-degree wraparound visual displays. The first of the simulators will be delivered in April of 2022. These high-quality flight simulators feature hardware and software that operates exactly like the aircraft, for maximum effectiveness for students.

United Aviate Academy is breaking down barriers to introduce new pilots to rewarding careers and FRASCA is proud to be a part of the program. Last summer, United unveiled United Next, which will revolutionize the United flying experience and add more than 500 new aircraft. United plans to hire at least 10,000 new pilots by 2030 to meet this need. United will find those pilots through targeted recruiting, strategic partnerships and scholarship and financial aid solutions. They have already received more than 12,000 applications since announcing the school in April 2021. The school officially opened in January and welcomed a historic inaugural class of future pilots, part of the airline’s goal to train at least 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030, with the goal of at least half women or people of color.

“We’re investing in flight education as we train the next generation of United Airlines pilots, who are the future of our airline,” said Bryan Quigley, United’s Senior Vice President for Flight Operations for United Airlines. “These student pilots are receiving world-class flight training at United Aviate Academy and I’m looking forward to the day when they join our current United pilots on the flight deck.”

The 340,000 square-foot United Aviate Academy facility at Phoenix Goodyear Airport includes world-class features such as:

• A growing fleet of Cirrus SR20 single-engine aircraft with advanced safety characteristics
• Nearly 50,000 square feet of office space
• Multiple aircraft hangars
• Dormitory rooms for student housing with ample room for expansion
• Proximity to many auxiliary airfields in the Phoenix area
• Favorable weather for year-round flight training

For more information on United Aviate Academy, please visit unitedaviate.com/academy or @unitedaviate on Instagram.

Frasca Cirrus SR20 FTD
Frasca Cirrus SR20 FTD