Frasca International tells ANN it was recently awarded a
contract to supply nine Flight Training Devices (FTDs) to the US
Army, for use in training the Iraqi Air Force.
The devices will be used for training pilots for both helicopter
and fixed wing aircraft, and will include three Cessna 172 TruFlite
FTDs, two Bell 206 helicopter FTDs, two Cessna Caravan FTDs and two
Huey Helicopter FTDs. All nine devices will include Frasca's
TruVision 220 visual display, designed to provide greater realism
The contract is a result of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case
originated from PEO-STRI to procure multiple flight training
devices for the Iraqi Air Force Flight Training Program.
"The devices will be used for a large portion of the flight
instruction and will preceed arrival of the aircraft in Iraq. The
Iraqi's have not had a flight training school since the first Gulf
War. The FTDs will play an important part in training the Iraqi Air
Force and will ultimately assist in getting our troops home
sooner," said Mike Younce, Project Director.
Based in Urbana, IL, Frasca manufactures flight training
equipment for airlines, flight schools, universities and military