UFA Delivers Airside Driving Simulator and Tower Simulator Upgrade to Air Navigation Services Finlan
Burlington, MA., August 27, 2018 – UFA, Inc. (UFA), a leading provider of Air Traffic Simulation and Voice Technologies, announced that it has delivered its ATVehicle™ Airside Driving Simulator to Air Navigation Services Finland Oy (ANS Finland) as part of an upgrade to the ATTower® Air Traffic Simulation system at its training institute Avia College in Vantaa, Finland.
ANS Finland has utilized UFA’s ATTower simulator product suite since 2003 for Ab Initio, Rating, Refresher and Emergency training for ANS Finland Controllers and Controllers from ANSs around the world. ATVehicle can simulate over twenty vehicles ranging from cars, trucks, specialized aircraft rescue and firefighting equipment, and snow plows with customized heads-up displays and input controls. ATVehicle integrates fully with ATTower for joint driver-controller training. With the addition of ATVehicle, ANS Finland will provide air side driver training for familiarization, apron operations, airfield maintenance, snow clearing, and fire and rescue services.
Avia College significantly increased its training capacity by installing a new 180-degree ATTower Tower Simulator, augmenting the two existing 360-degree Tower and eight Radar simulators.
Matts-Ander Nyberg, Senior Vice President of ANS Finland said, “This upgrade will increase our capacity and capability to train and simulate more complex operations for safer airport operations. We are happy to further enhance ANS Finland´s cooperation with UFA through this arrangement.”
About UFA, Inc. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, UFA specializes in simulation and voice technologies and services for Air Traffic Management (ATM). UFA’s products and services are used by leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP’s), Civil Aviation Authorities, Militaries and Educational institutions worldwide. Customers include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the United States Military, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, NAV CANADA, Skyguide, DGAC/DSNA France, LVNL Netherlands, and many other organizations. The company’s wholly owned German subsidiary, ATCSim GmbH, is located in Mainz and Kaufbeuren, and also operates the ATCSim Innovation Center in Bavaria, Germany.
About ANS Finland ANS Finland is a state-owned company responsible for managing and providing en-route services in the Finnish airspace as well as providing aerodrome control and approach control services for 22 airports in Finland. In addition, the company has special tasks related to aeronautical search and rescue and area control. ANS Finland is steered by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The company head office is located at Helsinki airport including its training institute Avia College. ANS Finland employs 450 professionals, the annual revenue is approximately EUR 84 million.
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