Woburn, MA, February 23, 2012 – UFA, INC. (UFA) announced today that the UFA ATC simulators in use by the US Army at Illesheim, Grafenwoehr, and Ansbach in Germany have received formal accreditation by the US Army Directorate of Simulation for Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower and Radar training. With the accreditation of these simulators, Army Air Traffic Controllers will be able to count simulation hours towards their qualifications. The simulators were accredited using UFA’s industry-leading ATVoice® voice recognition and response product to allow controllers to train without the need for support staff. The units at these facilities have three (3) ATCoach Radar training systems and share an ATTower 3D Tower simulator installation. Previously a number of UFA Radar and Tower training simulator installations at Ft. Rucker and multiple ARNG units have been accredited.
ATTower provides local, flight data, and ground Controller training capabilities using photorealistic 3D visuals custom developed airport databases generated by UFA’s ATView® image generator. The ATTower configuration consists of high definition displays for presentation of out of the window display for Illesheim AHP, Grafenwoehr AAF, and Ansbach AHP. ATTower also offers simulated weather & information displays, surveillance displays, and simulated ATRadio® ETVS VCS fully integrated with ATVoice.
The Units use ATCoach to train on the operation of the AN/TPN-31 ATNAVICS radar set, remain proficient with their controlling skills, and gain familiarity with deployment airspace locations. ATCoach supports training of arrival and final operations presenting high fidelity simulation of the ATNAVICS surveillance and precision approach radar displays. ATVoice voice recognition technology is fully supported and provides for automated command execution during training exercises.
UFA supplies simulators to the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, the FAA STARS and ERAM programs, and numerous international Airport Authorities and Air Navigation Service providers.
Headquartered in Woburn, MA, UFA is a privately held software engineering firm specializing in Air Traffic simulation and voice technologies. UFA’s product line is in use around the world and includes ATTower, ATCoach, ATView, ATRadio and ATVoice. UFA maintains additional offices in Gaithersburg, Md. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, ATCSim GmbH, is located in Mainz and Kaufbeuren, Germany.
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