ARINC Specification 439A (Sept 2016): Simulated Air Traffic Control Environments (SATCE) in Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs) has been published by SAE ITC. The specification was produced by the Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference (FSEMC) Working Group of SATCE.
Quadrant Group has played an active part in multiple working groups since the start of industry efforts to define specifications and guidance concerning SATCE. Dr Jeremy Goodman has worked collaboratively as the Editor for the FSEMC WG since its inception alongside other industry representatives from airlines, training providers, training device manufacturers and regulators.
Jeremy Goodman, who is also the Senior Product Manager for QUADRANT INTERACT™ said, "This document is the most up-to-date guidance material on SATCE, and one I hope will continue to inform regulatory recommendations and guidance in the future."
Jeremy continued, "We have reached the point where industry has an agreed initial specification for SATCE in FSTDs, and I hope this will assist the flight simulation sector to further invest, develop, test and mature this emerging training technology, so that it becomes widely adopted and offers a significant alue to all pilot training and ultimately safer flight."
QUADRANT INTERACT is a pilot training tool for all flight simulators, that uses artificial intelligence and speech recognition to create an intelligent and interactive SATCE delivering real time traffic and ATC communications. INTERACT has been developed to meet and exceed the SATCE guidance and requirements of ARINC Spec 439A.