November 14, 2016. Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) announced today that Ecocopter, Santiago, Chile has taken delivery of their Frasca built EC-135 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) at their flight training facility located at the Eulogio Sanchez Airport in Santiago. This is the first of two Helicopter FTDs that Frasca will be providing to EcoCopter. The second device, an AS350B FTD will be installed at the same location in April of 2017.
Both devices feature FRASCA's Simplicity™ Instructor Operator Station (IOS) and SimAssist™ - a new system that tracks a student's proficiency in the simulator and provides automatic assistance. The FTDs will share two interchangeable visual enclosures, a stand alone 70" HDTV and a 220 Spherical Display system.
The EC135 FTD features VEMD (Vehicle Engine Multifunction Display) & CAD (three screens), dual Garmin GTN 650s GPS/NAV/COM and autopilot while the AS350B3e will feature a two screen VEMD, Garmin GTN 650 GPS/NAV1/COM1 avionics and a simulated mirror positioned in front of the pilot chin window allowing the pilot to see fuselage sling hook and sling load.
According to Ricardo Diaz, General Manager of Ecocopter, "We made the decision to invest in these two Frasca FTDs so that we can be the best in the business, and the only way to achieve that is by continuous training and re-training." In addition, with this new endeavor, we are able to give South American pilots the opportunity for frequent quality localized flight training."
The simulators will be used for IFR training, semiannual DGAC, normal and emergency procedures, mountain flight instruction, night flight instruction, off-shore, and other training based on clients requirements.
Founded in 2003, Ecocopter provides high complexity helicopter services in Chile and Peru. More than 30,000 hours flown in Helicopter Cargo, Off - Shore, Forest Fire Fighting and Aeromedical evacuations. With 10 aircraft, Ecocopter's fleet is one of the largest and most modern in the Southern Cone. For more information, visit their website at www.ecocopter.com.
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 certified.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.frasca.com