Flight Safety International acquires Frasca International


Illinois-based flight-simulation and training firm, Frasca International has been acquired by flight-training company, FlightSafety International (FSI).

The sale, completed on new year’s eve, expands FSI’s reach into the lighter end of the general aviation market with Frasca’s trainer lines for single-piston Cessna, Diamond, and Piper aircraft to its full-flight level-B, C, and D simulators for models such as the Cessna Citation CJ1+, Beechcraft King Air and Bell helicopters.

The two firms plan to offer a suite of training devices for a wide array of markets “from universities and trade schools, to professional flight departments, commercial airlines, cargo operators and government and military flight operations.”

“FlightSafety has traditional strength in high-quality training in large Level D simulators and FRASCA’s strength in training development and ab initio flight training makes this partnership beneficial for both entities,” Frasca said in its announcement.“This acquisition will better allow each company to increase its ability to prepare aviators through scalable and integrated product lines, increased innovation, and expanded expertise in the training and simulation market.”

Frasca says it will continue to operate out of its facility in Urbana, Illinois, and the company name will remain the same.