Air traffic controllers in Lebanon will soon be training in a 'real world' air traffic environment using highly advanced simulation technology developed in New Zealand.
Airways New Zealand has signed an agreement with the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) on behalf of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Lebanon to install and deploy a Total Control LCD tower simulator and two radar/non-radar simulators at their facilities at Beirut International Airport. Once fully commissioned, the simulators will be used by DGCA's air traffic control students and instructors to control traffic in exercises that mimic the real world.
Developed by Airways in partnership with New Zealand-based 3D graphics experts Animation Research Ltd., Total Control software capabilities include a full 360º tower simulator, an LCD tower simulator, a desktop simulator for use in towers and a radar simulator. It also features a user-friendly interface, high quality graphics, and easily adaptable exercises that can be edited by the ANSP to suit their existing traffic and potential scenarios.