Burlington, Massachusetts – December 5th, 2013 – UFA, Inc. today announced that the ATTower® Tower Simulator system at the Gavere ATC School has been successfully accredited during a formal commissioning ceremony.
The turnkey delivery includes three airport visual databases created using UFA’s 3D Airport Builder with integrated terrain tool. This will allow the Air Component to maintain the airport visuals if changes are made to the field. The airport visuals are rendered using UFA’s own ATView® image generators driving a front-projection display system from Viscon GmbH. ATView provides modeling of real world visual conditions such as time of day with date/location correct diurnal cycles, complex visibility schemes, and meteo conditions.
The Controller Trainees are presented with simulated ATC equipment including ATRadio® voice communications panels, weather reporting displays, touchscreen lighting and device controls, and an airport surveillance radar display.
The simulator is also equipped with UFA’s industry leading ATVoice® voice recognition and response system that helps emphasize proper phraseology during Controller/Pilot communications and automates the running of training exercises. ATVoice is delivered to the Air Component with the ability to recognize French and Dutch accented English that provides the necessary recognition performance for use by the Controller Trainees.
With numerous installations with the US Army, Navy, and Air Force, the ATTower simulation engine has been developed to provide flight simulation fidelity of high performance aircraft and military specific maneuvers such as high performance patterns and formation flights.
Headquartered in Burlington, MA, UFA specializes in Air Traffic Management (ATM) simulation systems. UFA’s product line is in use around the world by civil air navigation service providers, military services, educational organizations, and prime integrators. The comprehensive ATC simulation and voice recognition enabled product family 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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