CAE provides air traffic control (ATC) simulation devices to
support the training of procedures for air traffic controllers, assistants,
radar operators and radio phraseology.
CAE has been the chosen simulation systems provider for all
UK Military Air Traffic Control training of Royal Air Force and Royal Navy
tower air traffic controllers and controller assistants since 1992. CAE has
provided and is supporting several training devices to the UK military ATC School
at RAF Shawbury and has been commended on several occasions for providing
effective and reliable simulators.
All necessary training equipment for training student air
traffic controllers and air traffic controller assistants in the procedures and
operation of equipment found in most air traffic control towers is provided.
This equipment includes lighting panels, radars, traffic light and barrier
control panels, digital clock, flight data processing and monitoring systems,
aerodrome and weather information system and multiple radio and telephone
communication systems. Pseudo pilot
role playing positions with full monitoring and communications facilities are
also provided along with a supervisor position for controlling the simulator.
A full, high-resolution 3D visualization of the simulated
environment as viewed from the tower is presented to the trainees, enabling
procedures to be trained in a realistic manner. Surround sound provides audio
cues to improve realism. A very low latency, high-fidelity communications suite
provides full functionality for training radio and telephone procedures,
including independent audio routing to either side of the operators’ stereo
headset and desk mounted loudspeakers. Additional instructor functionality is
provided for discretely monitoring and/or interjecting audio to one or more
student positions as well as providing communication between instructors,
role-players and the exercise supervisor.