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Australia grants approval to Frasca's sought-after RTDs
Frasca has had a relationship with Australia that dates back more than 35 years. Flying schools and airline colleges in Australasia say they choose Frasca devices because of their high fidelity and reliability.

Frasca International has received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval on its Reconfigurable Training Device (RTD) as a category B synthetic trainer. Three FRASCA RTDs have been delivered to CAE for use at the CAE Melbourne and CAE Tamworth training facilities in Australia. The three devices are reconfigurable between the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole, all with G1000 NXi avionics and featuring a three-channel visual system.

CAE was a launch customer for the RTD in the UK, and the first Frasca RTDs installed at CAE by Aviation Simulator Technology received CASA certification in July 2019.

Frasca has had a relationship with Australia that dates back more than 35 years. Flying schools and airline colleges in Australasia say they choose Frasca devices because of their high fidelity and reliability. Frasca's R&D, which led to the development of the new device, enables customers to implement the latest technology at a lower cost than ever before. This has led to a greater number of devices being used at a time when the industry is expanding and has increased needs.

The Frasca RTD is reconfigurable between different aircraft models and between legacy analogue and modern Garmin G1000 NXi glass avionics. It is built using robust hardware for reliability and features a browser-based Instructor Operator Station (IOS) which can be controlled by phone, tablet or desktop computer. The RTD can be configured with a single or three channel visual display system and includes digital sound simulation.

Benefits include easy maintenance and diagnostics and a modular design that takes up minimal floor space and will fit through a standard sized door. The RTD can also be easily installed and is backed by Frasca's customer service. It provides a high level of realism that enables the students to transfer a greater amount of learning from the AATD to the aircraft. Frasca's aerodynamic models have been validated by the FAA on higher level full-flight simulators and include physical modelling of all significant components and effects of the aircraft class.

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