Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has confirmed an extension of their contract with VSTEP for use of the Response Simulator. The aviation module within the RS system will assist Schiphol to maintain high training standards within airport grounds and increase safety awareness.

The aviation module includes a wide variety of objects for incidents in airport environments. Training can be done in generic environments such as an airport terminal, a residential plane crash area and a universal area. It is also possible to create and integrate specific airports into the simulator, which will allow Schiphol to train in a 3D replica of their airport grounds. An unlimited amount of scenarios, with added focus on incidents taking place in and around airports, can be created.

With global passenger numbers expected to reach 7.8 billion passengers in 2036 according to the IATA, the need for increased safety measures is becoming more apparent. While passenger numbers grow, airport capacity will not increase at the same rate, which raises serious safety concerns. “The RS system allows for training in a safe and cost-effective virtual environment, which is a perfect solution for bolstering airport safety to accommodate increasing travelers,” emphasizes Tije Vos, sales manager of RS.

Collaborative efforts with the airport have already led to the development of new features and capabilities in RS. These efforts enhanced the system and supported their decision to continue with VSTEP. With the forthcoming release of Response Simulator, the company expects virtual training to become valuable to a much broader range of departments within the aviation sector.