1-Sep-2010 Source: Frasca
Frasca International is proud to announce that Bristow Academy, Aberdeen, Scotland has received dual qualification for their Frasca Built EC225 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The EC225 FFS is the second certified helicopter device under JAA with both Level B FFS and Level III FTD approval. The first was Bristowâ€™s S92 FFS, also built by Frasca, qualified earlier this year.
The EC225 and S92 FFSs are being used at the Bristow Academy in Aberdeen to support training requirement for Bristowâ€™s global fleet of S92 and EC225 aircraft. Both units feature 6 axis electric motion base, TruVisionâ„¢ Global visual system with custom databases and wrap around display system.
With these devices, Frasca demonstrates the ability as an industry leader in simulation, to provide cost effective, value added solutions to meet training needs in a demanding environment. This project involved thousands of man hours of intensive research, gathering of aerodynamic system data, programming and manufacturing a high-fidelity replica of the cockpit.
â€œWe are confident that helicopter industry leaders, such as Bristow, will be able to use similar devices to meet their training needs in a cost-effective manner. This product demonstrates our ability to build such devices and provide a complete training solution for modern advanced helicopters in use around the world,â€ stated Mike Phillips, Senior Manager, Helicopter Business Development, Frasca International, Inc.
“Frasca is an industry leader in flight simulation and has been able to obtain qualification for several flight training devices over the years,” said John Frasca, VP Frasca International, Inc. “Our success in the helicopter market is in part due to our ability to collect our own simulator data packages. Airframe manufactures are frequently not able or willing to offer simulation data packages. As result Frasca has invested and developed its own flight test capability. This allows us to offer a turn-key simulation solutions at a very competitive price.”
About Bristow Helicopters
Bristow is one of the worldâ€™s largest providers of helicopter services. The first civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry, Bristow has earned an international reputation for speed of response and quality of service. Bristow, through its brand names Air Logistics and Bristow Helicopters, provides helicopter transportation, maintenance, search and rescue, and related services to the offshore oil and gas industry as well as other business sectors. Contract helicopter maintenance and training programs are available to ensure that clients receive the highest degree of flexibility and the safest, most experienced flight and maintenance crews available. Bristow also provides pilot training through Bristow Academy.
About Frasca International Inc.
Frasca International of Urbana, Ill., has over 50 years of experience manufacturing flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, universities, and military organizations worldwide. The product range includes Flight Training Devices (FTDs), Synthetic Training Devices (STDs), Cockpit Procedure Trainers (CPTs), Full Flight Simulators (FFSs), and more for all aircraft types, fixed wing and rotary. Over 2,200 devices have been installed worldwide.