UFA, Inc. a provider of Air Traffic Simulation and Voice Technologies, has announced that its ATCoach Global Edition radar simulator has been selected by Leidos to serve as the test simulator for the Airways Corporation New Zealand (ACNZ) Automation Modernization Program.

UFA's ATCoach GE simulator will provide a comprehensive set of surveillance, flight, and weather data to Leidos' SkyLine-X Automation System as a part of their internal and acceptance testing activities. The ATCoach simulator will be delivered to Airways Corporation New Zealand for continued testing throughout the program lifetime.

Using powerful test scenario definition tools, test engineering staff are able to define specific traffic and messaging scenarios to support all types of testing including functional, error case, stability, and performance test cases. ATCoach has been evolved to allow detailed control of ATM messaging traffic to create both automated messaging scenarios as well as manually tuned messaging scenarios to test special case scenarios.