Frasca Integrates Garmin Software Into New RTD


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Simulator manufacturer Frasca International has announced a partnership with Garmin to incorporate G1000 NXi software into its new Reconfigurable Training Device (RTD). The company says integrating the NXi software with the Frasca’s simulation software “required extensive collaboration” with Garmin and is “a first in the simulation industry.” The Frasca RTD, which is an FAA-approved Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), was designed to convert between different aircraft models.

“Working with Garmin to integrate the G1000 NXi software in to our RTD has enabled us to provide an AATD with excellent transfer of training to our customers,” said Frasca International President John Frasca. “We have been integrating Garmin avionics into our FTDs and FFSs for years and being able to offer that in our lower-cost products is truly groundbreaking.”

According to Frasca, the Garmin software will help RTD users learn correct procedures and habits since it allows the G1000 NXi to operate the same as it would in an aircraft. The software integration also adds Garmin features including synthetic vision technology, terrain awareness and warning system, WAAS (LPV, LNAV/VNAV and glidepaths) and updatable navigation databases. Pricing for the Frasca RTD starts at $58,000 and varies depending on aircraft configurations and options chosen.