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Era Training Center Selects Frasca for S76 FSTD

June 26, 2009  By Corrie

June 26, 2009, Urbana, Ill - Frasca International and Era Training Center have entered into an agreement for Frasca to design and build a Sikorsky S76 C++ Level 6 helicopter FSTD.

June 26, 2009, Urbana, Ill – Frasca International, Urbana, IL and Era Training Center (ETC), Lake Charles, LA have entered into an agreement for Frasca to design and build a Sikorsky S76 C++ Level 6 Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Device (FSTD). The FSTD will be an exact replica of the Sikorsky S76 C++ Helicopter featuring Frasca’s latest technology including a TruVision™ Global visual system with an extensive, highly detailed database, electronic cockpit displays, flight test validation data, blade element modeling, automatic certification testing, exact cockpit replication, electric control loading and multi-channel sound simulation.
This will be the third Frasca FSTD ordered by ETC. The center currently uses Frasca built EC135 and AS350B2 FSTDs which were delivered in 2008. "Frasca is pleased to continue our relationship with ETC by providing the S76 FSTD," stated John Frasca, VP, Frasca International, Inc. "We are committed to providing the best helicopter devices available. Working with Era Training Center has helped us to succeed in this area."
"The S76 series provides worldwide support for many different segments of the helicopter industry.  With the C+ and C++ advancements of Integrated Instrument Display System, Digital Automatic Flight Control System, Digital Engine Control Unit,  and mission specific avionic installations, the requirement for cost effective and comprehensive integrated training packages are in high demand." stated Paul White, General Manager, ETC.   "Era Training Center considers Frasca International a leader in Advanced FSTDs; they are able to provide simulation that meets the industry's need for well trained, safe, proficient and competent flight crews.  The addition of the S76 C++ FSTD will complement our existing training programs quite nicely."


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