FRASCA Launches New Helicopter Training Device

Jan. 29, 2018
Frasca will display the HTD at their booth (N3909) at Heli-Expo, February 27-March 1 in Las Vegas.

January 24, 2018, Urbana, IL. Frasca International has launched a new, lower priced Helicopter Training Device (HTD).  The HTD™ is designed for helicopter air ambulance providers, airborne law enforcement, introductory turbine transition training, and ab-initio flight schools. Frasca will display the HTD™ at their booth (N3909) at Heli-Expo, February 27-March 1 in Las Vegas.

Frasca, a flight simulator manufacturer well known for their high fidelity flight training devices (FTDs) and full flight simulators (FFSs), developed the HTD™ in response to customer demand for a helicopter training device that had a lower price point but still delivered the features required to meet their training objectives.

The Frasca HTD™ comes standard with one aircraft configuration kit (B206, B407, R44, AS350), Garmin G500H or analog instrument panel, Garmin GTN 650, Collective grip based on aircraft configuration kit (governed or ungoverned piston, modulated, or FADEC), annunciator Panel and Circuit Breakers required in RFM procedures, Frasca’s Helicopter Mission Training Database, Single Channel Visual System, Frasca's Simplicity™ Touch-Screen Instructor Station (IOS) and will be AATD qualified.

Additional aircraft kits can be purchased to add training value, and optional features include:

  • Garmin GTN750
  • Simulated HeliSAS
  • 3 channel visual display system
  • Trailer for mobility or self-contained facility
  • Custom Databases

Frasca designed the HTD™ for IIMC - inadvertant IMC encounters as well as operational and procedural training. The HTD was engineered using aerodynamic technology filtered down from the FFSs and FTDs Frasca is known for, with the goal of providing training value with a no-nonsense approach.  

The first launch customer for the Frasca HTD™ is Air Evac Lifeteam, who took delivery of seven B206 HTDs earlier this year. Six of the devices are housed in trailers for the option of mobile training.

For details on how Air Evac Lifeteam will be using their Frasca HTDs, visit

About FRASCA International:
Frasca International, Urbana, Illinois, USA, is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Flight Simulators, Flight Training Devices and Simulation components. Frasca has a proven reputation for delivering high quality simulation equipment and leads the industry in simulation technology such as aerodynamics simulation, flight test, data acquisition, visual systems, NVG simulation, control loading, motion systems, motion cueing, manufacturing & fabrication, electronics design and more. Since its founding in 1958, over 2700 Frasca simulators have been delivered worldwide. Frasca is ISO: 9001: 2008 certified. 

For more information, visit the company’s website at or contact Peggy Prichard at [email protected]