Airways International’s TotalControl simulator will be used by air traffic control trainees at the United Kingdom’s Takeoff Aviation Academy.

Airways will provide Takeoff Direct Ltd with a desktop tower simulator and a surveillance simulator. This will be the first installation of a TotalControl simulation solution in the United Kingdom. The project is due to begin in early 2020.

Airways International TotalControl simulator
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The Takeoff Direct desktop simulator will have eight screens, with two multi-purpose pseudo pilot positions capable of controlling both tower and radar simulations as well as preparing new exercises. The simulator uses high fidelity 3D graphics and air traffic control trainees will be able to control traffic in exercises that mimic the real world including complex weather conditions.

Airways’ Total Control simulation technology reduces on-the-job training time, while the industry worldwide is under increased pressure to train enough air traffic controllers to meet demand.