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Lebanon to start air traffic training with new simulation technology

Air traffic controllers present in Lebanon are soon going to start a real-world air traffic environment training. This will be completed with the help of highly advanced simulator that is being imported from New Zealand.


Devdiscourse news desk 12 Jul 2018, 10:54 AM New Zealand
Lebanon to start air traffic training with new simulation technology
  • The simulators are developed by Airways in partnership with New Zealand based 3D graphics experts Animation Research Ltd. (Image Credit: International Airport Review)

Air traffic controllers present in Lebanon are soon going to start a real-world air traffic environment training. It will be completed with the help of highly advanced simulator that is being imported from New Zealand.

It came into effect following the signing of an agreement with the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) on behalf of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Lebanon. The signing of the agreement gave the permission to install and deploy a Total Control LCD tower simulator and two radar/non-radar simulators at Beirut International Tower. These particular simulators can be used by students and instructors to control traffic in exercises which will mimic the real world with a high point of accuracy.

This particular technology enhances the quality and speed of ATC training, reducing on job training time.

CEO Sharon Cooke Airways Trainer says “We are proud to partner with DGCA as they work to enhance their ATC training using our highly advanced simulation technology. We are equally proud to have Airways technology and expertise being installed in a region where air traffic movements are growing rapidly yet there’s a critical gap for the training of air traffic controllers."

The simulators are developed by Airways in partnership with New Zealand based 3D graphics experts Animation Research Ltd. It features a 360-degree tower simulator, an LCD tower, a desktop simulator for use in towers and a radar simulator.