Frasca International, Inc is expanding its manufacturing facility in response to strong flight simulator sales, including a contract for a Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for an undisclosed helicopter operator. Construction for the building addition will begin this Spring and will be completed in September this year.
The company currently operates out of an 85,000 square foot office and manufacturing facility that includes two additional outbuildings at its manufacturing facility in Urbana, Illinois. The expansion will increase the facility’s size to accommodate manufacturing capacity for two Level D helicopter full fight simulators with large dome visual systems and Roll On Roll Off cockpit configurations. The addition will expand the factory’s number of FFS pads to five while also increasing Frasca’s capacity for building full flight simulators for larger aircraft as demand for these devices increases.
“Adding this manufacturing space is one visible element to our strategic plan to increase our engineering and manufacturing throughput,” said John Frasca, President of Frasca. “Other investments include 3D printing, network infrastructure upgrades and staffing additions.”
Frasca designs and manufactures simulation technology and components that increase pilot safety. Over 3000 Frasca simulators have been delivered worldwide.
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