Adacel wins European ATC simulation contracts
ORLANDO, Fla., 6 Mar. 2009. Adacel won a series of European contracts for Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulation training systems and support valued at more than $12.5 million. HungaroControl in Hungary has contracted Adacel to provide a 3D ATC tower simulator in a two-phase delivery. In the initial phase, Adacel will install a five-channel front projection 180-degree tower simulation system accommodating three tower, one supervisor, and six pseudo-pilot positions.
"We consider Europe to be a key area in our global strategy," says Adacel's CEO Fred Sheldon. "In light of SESAR initiatives and potential changes to future ATM equipment and ATC practices, we have set a priority to work with our European customers to provide them the tools to train not only their next generation of operational controllers, but future generations as well."
HungaroControl in Hungary has contracted Adacel to provide a 3D ATC tower simulator in a two-phase delivery. In the initial phase, Adacel will install a five-channel front projection 180-degree tower simulation system accommodating three tower, one supervisor, and six pseudo-pilot positions. This phase also includes a scenario preparation station, modeling station, a number of ICAO site-specific visual databases, and supporting components.
Phase two of the delivery will expand the visual system to a 10-channel, 360-degree continuous field-of-view and increase the number of trainee positions. The contract also makes considerations for future enhancements and annual provisions for hardware, software, and voice support services. The new tower simulator will complement the Adacel radar simulation systems already in use by HungaroControl in its training programs.
Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic has contracted Adacel to deliver a 360-degree rear-projection, 14-channel ATC tower simulator. The system will accommodate six student controller positions, nine pseudo-pilots, a modeling station, and site specific features. The initial delivery is scheduled for June 2009. A follow-on delivery of additional visual databases and 3D models will occur later in the year. The contract also makes provisions for future enhancements and annual support.
AustroControl Group initiated two contracts with Adacel. The first contract was for an additional 270-degree ATC tower simulator with a 10-channel, LCD visual display. The integrated tower/radar system accommodates two tower controllers, one TAS controller, one tower supervisor, two radar controllers, two radar planners, two radar supervisors, and seven pseudo-pilots.
Ente Nazionale di Assistenza al Volo (ENAV) in Italy has awarded Adacel a contract to supply an additional 360-degree ATC tower simulator with supporting systems to be installed at an airport in Italy to facilitate ATC training. The contract contains an option for a second system to be delivered to another key Italian airport. Both systems would be configured with a 16-channel visual display system and would include 4 controller training positions, 10 pseudo-pilot stations, a voice communications system, and a 240-degree scenario preview station.