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.
The first Frasca RTDs installed at CAE by Aviation Simulator Technology received CASA certification in July 2019.
The Frasca RTD is easily reconfigurable between different aircraft models and between legacy analog and modern Garmin G1000 NXi glass avionics. It 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.
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.