New Zealand's Airways International has partnered with International Aeradio Ltd (IAL) to provide a turnkey tower simulator solution for air traffic control training at Malaysia’s Mukah Airport.

Airways will provide IAL – a Malaysian-based integrator of aviation technologies – with a 220° LCD tower simulator including two controller positions and two pseudo pilot positions. The solution also includes a procedural simulator with one controller position.

The simulator build will begin in New Zealand in November, with installation and commissioning due onsite in February. Airways will also provide maintenance support and training for the solution.

“We look forward to working together to provide a fit-for-purpose simulation solution that meets air traffic control training needs now and for decades to come," said Sharon Cooke, CEO of Airways International Ltd.

The Airways TotalControl simulation solution will be used by Malaysian air traffic controllers for training in the Kuching International Airport environment. They will be able to control traffic in exercises that mimic the real world. The simulator will imitate the full air traffic control flight information region using 3D graphics and simulating any weather conditions.

Developed by Airways in partnership with New Zealand-based 3D graphics experts Animation Research Ltd, Total Control simulators combine photo-real graphics and lifelike simulation with exercise creation tools. These enable ANSPs to easily adapt exercises to suit their existing traffic and potential scenarios.

Airways' Malaysian contract follows its installation and commissioning of a 320° TotalControl LCD tower simulator in Lebanon.