GECI Española (GECI) has contracted Micro Nav Limited to upgrade the Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulator at the Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA) training department.

Micro Nav's BEST (Beginning to End for Simulation and Traiing) simulator at ECASA was originally installed over ten year ago. The installation of Micro Nav's latest single solution BEST 6 software and image generator product will provide ECASA's simulator with an increase in training capability.

Additional training capacity will be realised through an increase to the radar and pseudo-pilot positions to be delivered as part of the upgrade project. In addition, the simulation configuration comprises three tower controller positions (air, ground and coordinator), with two tower pseudo-pilot positions and a BEST System Manager. ECASA will also benefit from Micro Nav's Fast Airport Builder (FAB) and Scene Editor products as part of this softwre upgrade.

This upgrade will enable ECASA to progress with its plans to raise its in-house training capability and competency. ECASA will also expand its training capacity for air traffic controllers in anticipation of an increased rise in air traffic in the area, particularly Cuba itself.