Frasca International, Inc. has delivered a Cessna 510 Citation Mustang flight simulator to DV Training at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France.
The new simulation center was established by Oyonnair, a leading French business aviation charter company, to train its own Mustang pilots as well as pilots flying elsewhere in Europe, Africa and the Middle East that hold an EASA license. Lyon-based Oyonnair was motivated to enter the simulator training market by a recent regulatory change in France that allows pilots to receive type rating training on complex high performance (single-pilot) aircraft using a new family of flight training devices as an alternative to training on a full flight simulator.
Frasca specifically designed DV Training's new Citation Mustang simulator to be dual qualified as a flight training device 2 (FTD2) and a flight and navigation procedures trainer II (FNPT II) for Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) training. This means it meets recent French DGCA certification authority rules that recognize a dual qualified FTD2/FNPT II as an Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) for type rating instruction.
The first class of pilots to utilize the dual qualified FTD2/FNPT II Mustang simulator commenced training in late March 2017.
This is the third Frasca Cessna 510 Citation Mustang simulator. Other Mustang devices are in use at the US Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, OK and at Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science at Metropolitan State University (MSU) in Denver, CO.