Sunday, April 11, 2021

Frasca gets simulator subcontract

Flight simulator company Frasca International of Urbana, Ill., announced that it has been named a subcontractor for the U.S. Navy TH-73A aircrew training services (ATS) contract. Frasca will install eight new TH-73 flight training devices (FTDs) and modify ten existing TH-57B/C models to better reflect the Navy’s TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS). The primary contract was awarded to FlightSafety International company FlightSafety Defense, which will operate and maintain the Frasca FTDs along with providing training support at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. Delivery is expected to begin this year and continue through 2024. (Sources: multiple, including AVWeb, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, Vertical Magazine, 04/09/21). The Leonardo TH-73 is replacing the TH-57 to train Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviators at Whiting Field in Milton.