Not everyone was sorry to see 2008 go. Frasca International, manufacturer of simulators and flight training devices, celebrated its 50th anniversary year and closed out 2008 with sales of better than one of its systems per week. Founded in 1958, Frasca is headquartered in Urbana, Illinois. Last year also saw 11 new flight training devices become FAA-qualified, with more pending this year. They include three Level 6 Helicopter FTDs, the first such units to be certified by the FAA under Part 60. Frasca has delivered more than 2,200 flight training devices to customers in more than 70 countries in its 50-year history.