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Frasca Built S92 Full Flight Simulator Gets Dual Qualification


Frasca International, Urbana, IL is proud to


ronment. This project involved thousands of man hours of intensive research, gathering of aerodynamic system data, pro- gramming and manufacturing a high-fidelity replica of the cock-


oped its own flight test capabili- ty. This allows us to offer a turn-key simulation solutions at a very competitive price."


About Bristow Helicopters Bristow is one of the world’s largest providers of helicopter services. The first civil helicop- ter company to work in the oil and gas industry; Bristow has earned an international reputa- tion for speed of response and quality of service. Bristow, through its brand names Air Logistics and Bristow


announce that Bristow Academy, Aberdeen, Scotland has received dual qualification for their Frasca Built S92 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The S92 FFS is the first certified helicopter device under JAA with both Level B FFS and Level III FTD approval. The S92 FFS is being used at the Bristow Academy in Aberdeen to support training requirement for Bristow’s glob- al fleet of S92 aircraft. A sec- ond FFS for the EC225 heli- copter will be delivered in mid 2010 and will also be dual cer- tified to the same level. Both units feature 6 axis electric motion base, TruVision™ Global visual system with cus- tom 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 train- ing needs in a demanding envi-


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“We are confident that heli- copter industry leaders, such as Bristow, will be able to use simi- lar devices to meet their training needs in a cost-effective man- ner. This product demonstrates our ability to build such devices and provide a complete training solution for modern advanced helicopters in use around the world,” 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 simu- lator data packages. Airframe manufactures are frequently not able or willing to offer simula- tion data packages. As result Frasca has invested and devel-


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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 heli- copter maintenance and train- ing 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. For more informa- tion, visit.


www.bristowgroup.com About Frasca International Frasca International of


Urbana, Ill., has over 50 years of experience manufacturing flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, univer- sities, and military organiza- tions 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. For more information, con-


tact Peggy Prichard at (217) 344-9200 or visit www.frasca.com. ◆


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