CASA has approved Frasca's versatile Reconfigurable Training Device (RTD) as a Category B synthetic trainer, the US simulator company announced this week.
The RTD is designed to easily switch between single- and twin-engined aircraft and from glass cockpit to analogue panels, using either a single screen or three screens to display the external graphics.
Three RTDs have been delivered in Australia to CAE for use in academies at Moorabbin and Tamworth, set up to swap between C172 and Piper Seminole models with G1000NXi glass and with three screens.
"Frasca International has a relationship with Australia for more than 35 years," a Frasca statement said. "Flying Schools and airline colleges in Australasia choose Frasca devices because of their high fidelity and reliability. Frasca’s leading edge R&D which led to the development of the new Reconfigurable Training device (RTD), now enables customers to implement the latest technology at a lower cost than ever before.
"This is enabling the use of a greater number of devices at a time when the industry is expanding and has increased needs."
The RTD is also designed to have a compact footprint and can fit through a standard door.
More information on the RTD is on the Frasca website.