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New version of EXPERT Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulator has been commissioned in Turkey
The Radar and Tower simulator system has been introduced
into full operation at the customer’s facility at the Training Centre of General
Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey atEsenboğa Airport (Ankara).
The system has been created on the basis of EXPERT integrated ATC simulator.
The new software version of EXPERT ATC simulator allows efficient training and
verification of proficiency of controllers staff. The simulator system has
received high appreciation from the customer as it possesses several new
features enhancing the efficiency of training and learning, In particular, the
voice communication system has been noted. It has been modernised according to
the customer’s requirements, allowing to imitate radio exchange channels and
introduce instructors’ participation in training.
The enhanced simulator system has more than 600 functions for preparation of
exercises, controlling air traffic, imitation of meteorological conditions and
evaluation of results of training. The simulator has particulars of seven
largest airports of the Turkish Republic in its database. This allows to create
and process training exercises for Radar and Tower controllers in conditions
closest to reality.
In the Tower mode with 360°visualisation more than 100 visual models of aircraft
and helicopters of various types in the livery of international and Turkish
airlines are used as well as models of ground vehicles, animals and people.
To create reality of visual conditions the simulator imitates winter and summer,
snowfall and rain, fog and thunderstorm. In addition a debrief classroom has
been installed to go through the recorded training sessions with projecting
video recordings onto the classroom screen. The recording of training sessions
allows replay of visual imagery synchronized with radio exchange to provide
means for debrief and evaluation. The customer’s staff of instructors and
teachers has been trained and certified for work on the modernised simulator
system. In the ATC Training Centre in Ankara the new simulator will be used for
initial training of new controllers as well as refreshing proficiency of radar,
procedures and visual controllers, maintaining their professional skills and
training them to act in difficult and emergency situations.
The simulator system has been created on the basis of EXPERT integrated
simulator system developed and produced by NITA company of St.Petersburg. It is
being used in more than 100 ATC centres and education organisations in Russia
The current simulator software allows new modern features such as zone
navigation, OLDI and AMAN/DMAN. NITA company continues to develop simulator and
educational systems for ATC controllers. This includes new programs and methods
of teaching and evaluation of knowledge of general and aviation English, as well
as tests of language proficiency according to the ICAO scale. In 2017-2018
phased introduction of AVIATION ENGLISH EXPERT software and methodological
system is planned. It is intended for training ATC controllers in the radio
exchange English language,
utilizing the features of integrated ATC simulator EXPERT as well as classrooms
for pre-simulator sessions of AIR ENGLISH system of teaching air traffic radio
exchange phraseology.Some of the modes of integrated ATC simulator system EXPERT
and AIR ENGLISH system are planned to be used for training pilots and
introducing TELCAP test validated by ICAO and utilized to determine personnel’s
English language proficiency according to ICAO scale.