September 16, 2019 Urbana IL
Frasca International, Inc. has received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval on their RTD™ (Reconfigurable Training Device) as a category B synthetic trainer. Three FRASCA RTDs have been delivered to CAE for use at CAE Melbourne and CAE Tamworth training facilities in Australia. The three RTDs are reconfigurable between the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole, all with G1000 NXi Avionics and feature a three-channel visual system.
CAE is a global leader in training for civil aviation and was an ideal launch customer for RTD’s in the United Kingdom (UK). The first Frasca RTD’s installed at CAE by Aviation Simulator Technology received CASA certification in July 2019.
Frasca International has a relationship with Australia for more than 35 years. Flying Schools and Airline Colleges in Australasia choose Frasca devices because of their high fidelity and reliability. Frasca’s leading edge R&D which led to the development of the new Reconfigurable Training device (RTD), now enables customers to implement the latest technology at a lower cost than ever before. This is enabling the use of a greater number of devices at a time when the industry is expanding and has increased needs.
The Frasca RTD™ is easily reconfigurable between different aircraft models and between legacy analog and modern Garmin G1000 NXi glass avionics. The RTD™ is built using robust hardware for reliability and features a browser-based Instructor Operator Station (IOS) which can be controlled by phone, tablet or desktop computer. The RTD can be configured with a single or three channel visual display system and includes digital sound simulation.
Benefits of the RTD include easy maintenance and diagnostics and a modular design that takes up minimal floor space and will fit through a standard sized door. The RTD can also be easily installed and is backed by Frasca’s outstanding customer service.
Frasca’s RTD provides a high level of realism that enables the students to transfer a greater amount of learning from the AATD to the aircraft. Frasca’s aerodynamic models have been validated by the FAA on higher level full-flight simulators and include physical modelling of all significant components and effects of the aircraft class.
About Aviation Simulator Technology
Aviation Simulator Technology, established in 1999, is a leading Australian flight simulator sales service and support provider and Frasca International representative for Australasia.
About Frasca International
Frasca International, Urbana, Illinois, USA, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Flight Simulators, Flight Training Devices and Simulation components. Frasca has a proven reputation for delivering high quality simulation equipment and leads the industry in simulation technology such as aerodynamics simulation, flight test, data acquisition, visual systems, NVG simulation, control loading, motion systems, motion cueing, manufacturing & fabrication, electronics design and more. Since its founding in 1958, over 2700 Frasca simulators have been delivered worldwide. Frasca is ISO: 9001:2015 certified.