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ing in a safe, learning intensive environment. In addition, flight testing has become a key enabling technology for their product line. Frasca is develop- ing enhanced simulation capability in their training devices and visual systems to support the use of


night vision devices and other enhanced vision sys- tems, such as FLIR. Frasca dedicates a significant effort to improving their helicopter simulation envi- ronments and to providing the highest quality sim- ulator for the aviation industry. ◆


Helicopter training requirements have changed


drastically in recent years. Accident reduction and safety management is key to the industry-wide effort for safer operations. While the use of flight simulators in helicopter training has increased, cost and revenue are always major concerns.


Frasca's


helicopter simulation products (Flight Training Devices (FTDs) and Full Flight Simulators (FFSs)) are specially designed to meet the challenges of helicopter operational training and at the same time maintain a cost-effective and profitable training solution. To control quality and realism, Frasca designs


and manufactures all components of their simulators. This includes software, interface systems, instrumen- tation, visual systems, control loading, cockpits, etc. TruVision™, Frasca’s high-resolution visual systems and databases support all types of helicopter train-


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