FRASCA Debuts New AATD At AirVenture
Frasca International has launched a new, affordably priced Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) that was debuted at this years Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The new Frasca RTD™ (Reconfigurable Training Device) is designed to meet customer demands for a lower priced entry level reconfigurable device that also provides the advanced features required to meet their training objectives.
The Frasca RTD™ is easily reconfigurable between different aircraft models including the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole and between legacy and realistic, advanced avionics which operate and function exactly as in the aircraft. 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 by the end user 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 modeling of all significant components and effects of the aircraft class.
Pricing for the RTD starts at $58,000 and will vary depending on configurations and options.
The first launch customers for the Frasca RTD are American Flyers and Metropolitan State University of Denver (Metro State). Metro State has the largest fleet of Frasca simulators in use, while American Flyers was Frasca’s first customer when the company was founded in 1958.There are several additional RTD sales in progress and Frasca expects high interest at AirVenture.
According to John Frasca, President of Frasca International, “American Flyers was Frasca’s very first customer. They purchased a TruFlite™ simulator from my father (Rudy Frasca) who founded the company 60 years ago. So it is fitting that they are a launch customer for our new Frasca RTD. We designed the RTD integrating information and input gained during our long relationship with American Flyers. The Frasca RTD was designed to enable tasks that are critical for pilot training. It is also built to be highly reliable and serviceable, which is of great importance to our customers.”
In addition to launching the RTD at AirVenture, Frasca wil be celebrating their 60th anniversary in business. The company was founded by Rudy Frasca in 1958 and is owned and operated by the Frasca family.
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. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.frasca.com or contact Peggy Prichard at [email protected]