UFA’s ATTower® with ATVoice™ Delivered to Kaufbeuren ATM Training
Burlington, MA., March 20, 2018 – UFA, Inc. (UFA), a leading provider of Air Traffic Simulation and Voice Technologies, announced that it has successfully delivered its ATTower Simulator with ATVoice Voice Recognition and Response (VRR) technology to Kaufbeuren ATM Training (KAT). KAT, a subsidiary of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS), is responsible for the training of Bundeswehr (German Air Force) Air Traffic Controllers. As part of this delivery, ATTower and ATVoice were installed on trainee Microsoft Surface tablets.
The ability to have an ATTower Simulator with ATVoice on portable devices allows trainees to practice phraseology and part task training independently and without internet connection; supporting training anywhere, anytime. The speech recognition fully supports bilingual speech – German and English. A group of 15 students were the first to use the new capability as part of a Bundeswehr ATC course focusing on Ground Control Approaches.
Michael Moltchadski, the Project Lead who worked closely with the KAT team, remarked, “Feedback from the students and instructors after the training class was very positive. The students liked the innovative technology and the opportunity to train on their own. One instructor even emphasized the positive learning effect of the standard phraseology, which is achieved using our industry leading ATVoice VRR technology.”
Support for Tower and Airport Surveillance Approach (ASR) Radar positions will be introduced in Summer 2018. The next phase includes the transfer of fundamental large-scale Tower and Radar simulation exercises to tablet computers provided with ATVoice VRR. Ultimately KAT and the Bundeswehr students will have access to VRR capabilities in the complete simulation environment, a 360-degree Tower Simulator with bilingual English/German speech recognition for Tower, Ground (aircraft and vehicles), PAR and ASR Radar positions.
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 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,400 employees. DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Around 2,000 air traffic controllers guide up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, about three million movements every year. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as control towers at 16 international airports in Germany. Its subsidiary DFS Aviation Services offers its products and services related to air traffic management worldwide and provides air navigation services at nine German regional airports as well as at London Gatwick Airport in the UK through its subsidiary Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. www.dfs.de
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