Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Devices Allow NVG, Location-Specific Simulations
Frasca International has contracted with the NATO Maintenance
& Supply Agency (NAMSA) to deliver two new Helicopter Flight
Training Devices (FTDs) to the German Federal Police (BPOL) for the
Eurocopter EC155 and AS332, and to upgrade BPOL’s existing
Frasca-built Eurocopter EC135 FTD to have common technical
standards with the new FTDs.
All three devices will get a qualification according to the new
EASA rules by the LBA after being installed by Frasca at
BPOL’s new Simulator Centre in Sankt Augustin, Germany which
is scheduled to open in July of 2013. BPOL received dual
certification for their existing EC-135 helicopter device as a
JAR-FSTD H FTD 2 and FNPT III MCC in July of 2009. The first new
device will be delivered in 2013.
Features of the two new FTDs will include; NVG cockpit, visual
display and Instructor Operator Station (IOS), control loading,
realistic vibration cues, daylight illumination, 200° x 68°
visual display with auto alignment, geo-specific visual database
for all of Germany including airports, hospitals, and maritime
features, civil SAR & police mission training, cockpit video
(full frontal view), 3rd IOS monitor for video, chase plane view,
instrument repeaters, etc., separate debriefing stations, and
more. The upgraded EC135 FTD will include all of the features
of the new FTDs except NVG compatibility.
Frasca International is based in Urbana, Illinois, and
manufactures flight training equipment for airlines, flight
schools, universities and military organizations worldwide.
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