RAAF acquires more Adacel ATC simulators

Adacel has been awarded a contract by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) valued at more than A$2.0 million for the acquisition of additional Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulators.

The contract calls for the supply of nine new Adacel MaxSim Part-Task Trainers (PTTs) and the upgrade of two existing systems to augment the established training capability located at the RAAF School of Air Traffic Control (SATC) based at East Sale under a contract awarded in 2008. SATC has two 360-degree and one 252-degree full immersion tower simulators together with six Individual Task Trainers and one Radar simulator making it the largest and most comprehensive Air Traffic Control training facility in the Southern hemisphere.

The new PTTs will be single position versions similar to the dual position systems recently installed by Adacel at the Airservices Australia facility in Brisbane and will be deployed at each airfield controlled by RAAF ATC officers including civil/military airports such as Williamtown (Newcastle), Darwin and Townsville.

The PTTs functionality serves as both tower and radar simulators and provides RAAF ATC detachments with a site-specific environment for induction and refresher training. The PTTs will be progressively delivered by the end of September.

SATC will further enhance its training capability with an additional contract awarded to Adacel to update the three full immersion simulators to the latest generation laser projectors, providing increased visual acuity through improved brightness, contrast and color rendering by the new projectors.

Adacel’s ATC simulators have proven to be very effective in developing higher proficiency and accelerating the learning process of controllers during their course of study and ongoing training. The Company is committed to designing advanced systems that provide ATC students with the realistic hands-on practice to reinforce learning the advanced skills required to be a competent controller.

“We are proud to continue our long term relationship with the RAAF supplying them with the state-of-the-art simulators needed to support their training objectives,”said Seth Brown, CEO of Adacel.

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