FlightSafety International will be expanding its flight simulation capabilities with the acquisition of Frasca International.Frasca International, based in Urbana, Illinois, offers full-flight simulators for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. The company was founded in 1958 by Rudy Frasca and is now under the leadership of John Frasca, who will continue as the company president. Frasca will continue to operate under the company name in Urbana, where it is expected to retain more than 130 employees.The two companies will offer training devices to a wider range of markets "from universities and trade schools, to professional flight departments, commercial airlines, cargo operators and government and military flight operations.""FlightSafety has traditional strength in high-quality training in large Level D simulators and Frasca's strength in training development and ab initio flight tracking makes this partnership beneficial for both entities," said Peggy Prichard, Frasca marketing manager. "This acquisition will better allow each company to increase its ability to prepare aviators through scalable and integrated product lines, increased innovation, and expanded expertise in the training and simulation market."Frasca has sold more than 3,000 simulators around the world to more than 70 countries.