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Airways’ TotalControl simulation taking off to the UK

Airways International’s TotalControl simulator will shortly 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, in the first installation of a TotalControl simulation solution into the United Kingdom. The project is due to begin in early 2020.

“We are proud to work with the team from Takeoff Direct to deliver our advanced simulation technology and meet the needs of the academy and their air traffic control trainees,” says Sharon Cooke, CEO of Airways International Ltd.

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 enhances the quality and speed of ATC training, significantly reducing on-the-job training time while the industry worldwide is under increased pressure to train enough air traffic controllers to meet demand.

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 easy to use exercise creation tools – enabling ANSPs to easily adapt exercises to suit their existing traffic and potential scenarios.

For further information please contact:

Angela Lamont
Marketing & Communications Manager
Airways International Ltd
Ph: +64 3 358 1505
Mobile: +64 27 703 1607
Email: angela.lamont@airways.co.nz


About Airways

Airways New Zealand is a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), looking after key aviation infrastructure around New Zealand and managing more than 1 million traffic movements per year into and around New Zealand’s 30 million square kilometres of airspace.

Airways International Ltd (AIL) is the commercial arm of Airways New Zealand, providing training, digital products, aeronautical information management, procedure design and aviation consultancy services to customers in the Middle East, Asia, Hong Kong, the Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America.

AIL offers globally recognised air traffic control training programmes, advanced simulation and selection solutions, and interactive learning resources to help its customers achieve lower training costs and higher success rates.