Frasca Delivers Mustang Level 5 FTD to the FAA
June 5, 2009, - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken delivery of a Cessna Citation Mustang Flight Training Device (FTD) built by Frasca International, Inc., Urbana, IL.
June 5, 2009 By Carey Fredericks
June 5, 2009, – The Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken delivery of a Cessna Citation
Mustang Flight Training Device (FTD) built by Frasca International,
Inc., Urbana, IL. The device is qualified as an FAA Level 5 FTD and has
been installed at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma
City. This is the first Level 5 FTD delivered for a very light jet
(VLJ) category aircraft.
device accurately replicates the flight deck of the Mustang jet and
includes the Garmin G1000 avionics package, Frasca’s TruVisionTM
Global Visual System with a 220 degree display system, a high fidelity
sound system, Frasca’s TruFeel electric control loading system,
AutoCert-test for meeting FAA QMS requirements, Frasca’s Graphical
Instructor Station (GISt™)
and an enhanced Frasca developed debrief station that includes digital
playback of cockpit mounted camera recordings. The FTD was qualifed and
delivered to the FAA ahead of schedule.
FTD exceeds Level 5 requirements in that it includes an enclosed
cockpit, wide field of view visual system, type specific flight tested
aerodynamic data, and actual aircraft parts," stated John Frasca, VP,
Frasca International. "Frasca has the capability to build FTDs and Full Flight Simulators for any VLJ category aircraft and looks forward to expanding into this market sector."
International, Urbana, Illinois, manufactures flight training equipment
for airlines, flight schools, universities and military organizations
worldwide. Product range includes Flight Training Devices (FTDs), FNPT
I, II and IIMCC devices, CPTs, Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and more
for all aircraft types, fixed wing and rotary. Frasca has delivered
over 2200 devices to some 70 countries since the companies founding in 1958.