Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation & Technology has placed an order for three reconfigurable advanced aviation training devices (AATDs) from Frasca International (Frasca) which will be delivered later this year.
All three AATDs will be FAA-approved and include GTN-650 GPS, navigational database, ForeFlight iPad interface, Frasca's TruVision visual system with three channel visual display system and Frasca's Simplicity touch screen Instructor Operator Station (IOS).
The AATDs will also be reconfigurable between the Piper Warrior, Piper Arrow and Piper Seminole aircraft utilising Frasca's Computer Generated Instrument (CGI) technology. Reconfigurable panels incorporate actual instrument bezels with glass, operational indicators, control knobs and switches which are installed over a large LCD screen and can be configured in minutes.
The high level of realism enables the students to transfer a greater amount of learning from the AATD to the aircraft, reduces maintenance and increases the reliablity of the AATDs.
This year, Frasca is celebrating its 60th anniversary.