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UFA’s ATTower® Tower Simulator Selected to Support the FAA Terminal Flight Data Manager Program

Burlington, MA., April 9, 2018 – UFA, Inc. (UFA), a leading provider of Air Traffic Simulation and Voice Technologies, announces that is has been selected by Leidos Innovations Corporation to deliver its ATTower tower simulator to support testing, training, prototyping, and development of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) system.

TFDM is the FAA program to modernize air traffic control tower equipment at 89 airports in the United States by improving the exchange of electronic flight data, implementing electronic flight strips and other airport surface efficiency tools. ATTower is being integrated with TFDM to provide surface surveillance and flight data, which Leidos uses to test the system during development. ATTower will also be deployed as part of the local test and verification system. The company’s ATView® image generator and ATVoice® voice recognition and response system were used with ATTower during early TFDM hands-on prototyping activities.

Larry Pennett, President UFA, comments, “UFA provides the embedded test and training simulator for the FAA’s ERAM En Route and STARS Terminal programs and now will be providing the test and training simulator for the FAA Tower modernization program. We are thrilled to add another product in our portfolio to support the FAA’s mission critical activities. ATTower continues to be the simulator of choice for the world’s leading ANSPs and prime integrators.”

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.

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