Frasca contracts with Bristow for S76 simulator

Frasca contracts with Bristow for S76 simulator

8-Nov-2011 Source: Frasca

Frasca International Inc. has contracted to sell Houston-based Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) a Sikorsky S76 Level B Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will also be qualified Level 3 Flight Training Device to CAA standards. In addition to the S76 device, Frasca has delivered two Level B Full Flight Simulators (FFSs) for the Eurocopter EC225 and Sikorsky S-92 aircraft. The simulators are in use at in training operations in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The S76 FFS will feature six axis electric motion, dome visual, vibration platform, and touch screen instructor operator station (IOS). The program also includes Frasca’s aircraft flight test service to collect the simulator data package. The simulator is scheduled for delivery in April of 2013.

“We at Frasca are very excited to continue to work with Bristow Group  as we continue building more advanced devices and incorporating our latest technology into these devices. We believe that our investment in technology, our excellent customer service and the outstanding people in our organization combined to make this relationship with the Bristow Group succeed. It’s apparent from this purchase that Bristow is a true leader in helicopter training, and we look forward to working with them,” commented John Frasca, President of Frasca International, Inc.

ABOUT BRISTOW GROUP INC.

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated.  Through its subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures, the Company has major transportation operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia and Trinidad. Additionally, the Company is a leading provider of production management services for oil and gas production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.  For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.bristowgroup.com.

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