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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Upgrades Nine FRASCA Simulators, Adds Three New Training Devices

Urbana, Illinois –Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Florida campus is upgrading nine (9) of their Frasca-built Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

The FTDs, configured for the Cessna 172 aircraft when they were first delivered in 2001, were certified Level 6 devices featuring cutting-edge technology, including wraparound visual systems and Garmin G1000 avionics.

Now, the university – home to one of the most advanced collegiate simulation centers in the country – is upgrading these devices to match their recently refreshed Cessna 172 fleet.

Upgrading of the Frasca-built FTDs will include a new fleet cockpit configuration with upgraded Garmin G1000 system to NXi; an upgraded Instructor Operator Station (Simplicity); a new control loading system; updated aerodynamic modelling; all new computers and electronics hardware; and continued Level 6 certification.

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About FRASCA International, Inc.
FRASCA International designs and manufactures simulation technology and components that increase pilot safety. Founded in 1958 and based in Illinois, the company leads the industry in simulation technology and consistently delivers exceptional quality products and services based on a customer's unique requirements. Frasca produces a range of high-fidelity, competitively priced simulation equipment designed to prepare every pilot for real-world mission scenarios. Over 3000 Frasca simulators have been delivered worldwide. FRASCA is ISO: 9001:2015 certified.