Frasca International, Inc. will have three operational helicopter flight simulators on display and available for test flights at Heli-Expo. Attendees are invited to demo the simulators and meet with Frasca experts at the joint Frasca/HNZ Group exhibit 9256.
The three simulators include an AS350 B2/H125 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) (the first Level 7 FTD to be certified in Canada), an R44 Level 5 FTD and a Sikorsky S92 Cockpit Procedures Trainer (CPT).
Frasca is building the AS350 B2/H125 FTD for Canadian Helicopters, an HNZ Company, and is convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft, including the AS350 B2, the AS350 B2 VEMD and the AS350 B3e VEMD. The FTD will be installed inside the airport terminal at Edmonton International Airport and will be used for initial and recurrent training for pilots flying demanding missions in remote areas of Canada. It will also be made available for training use by other Canadian helicopter operators.
The R44 Level 5 FTD is a high-fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44 helicopter. The R44 FTD is designed for use by helicopter flight schools, commercial operators, and parapublic organizations. Future plans are to add an R66 configuration and Electronic Flight Instrumentation as options. Frasca recently sold R44 FTDs to Sky Safari and Xilin Fengteng GA, both located in China, and to Central Oregon Community College.
The Sikorsky S92 CPT on display provides a simulated cockpit environment, which includes all aircraft systems and avionics. It utilizes touch-screen monitors, which are spatially oriented to represent the aircraft’s main instrument panel, center console and overhead panels. Frasca's design includes multi-touch capability allowing two pilots to activate multiple switches at the same time to facilitate crew resource management (CRM) training.
To schedule a demo at HELI-EXPO, contact Peggy Prichard at email@example.com.