For years, Micro Nav has offered BEST Remote as part of its single solution ATC simulation product, BEST (Beginning to End for Simulation and Training). The coronavirus pandemic has seen a dramatic change in circumstances and impacted on working patterns unlikely to change in the immediate future. More work is delivered remotely, and this has brought the existing capability of BEST Remote into focus and led to an increase in Micro Nav’s customers moving to a remote method of working with their simulators.

BEST Remote delivers seamless collaboration by taking all the features of BEST and extending the capabilities to allow simulations to be run, regardless of geographic location, including connecting multiple BEST ATC systems for remote training or joint simulations.      

The BEST ATC simulation software has always worked on a private cloud, but has now been trialled and tested for larger, commercially available Cloud platforms, for example Microsoft Azure. Running the BEST ATC simulation in the Cloud provides the user with the full capability of the BEST product, with the complete system functionality and data being the same as used on any physical BEST system.

This flexibility will enable Micro Nav’s customers to use BEST Remote as part of their recovery plans, including some initial quick wins including ensuring Air Traffic Controllers remain current and maintain their competence levels, continue or re-start their training programmes, utilise remote pilots to help run exercises and scale their operation to meet demand and support their training delivery where the infrastructure does not account for social distancing.