Frasca International, Inc. has been awarded a contract to supply a Robinson R44/S300 convertible TruFlite™ CAAC Level 5 flight training device (FTD) to Sichuan Xilin Fengteng General Aviation Co. Ltd., located in Guanhan, Sichuan Province, China. The FTD will be used primarily for training in emergency situations.
Several collegiate flight programs have also contracted with Frasca International to upgrade their existing Frasca simulators to be approved as FAA Level 5 flight training devices (FTDs). These include the University of North Dakota, Liberty University, Western Michigan University, and Southern Illinois University. The FAA’s recent Policy Change regarding the use of simulation devices for training will reduce training credits on these devices by over 90% effective January 1, 2015. By proactively upgrading their devices to be approved as Level 5 FTDs, these schools will not need to significantly modify their curriculum and can continue to use the FTDs as originally intended in their programs.