ATRiCS clinches Zurich simulator business

Zurich airport chiefs have signed a contract with ATRiCS for the supply of a 3D Tower Simulator.

AVATOR, the ATM Validation and Training Simulator from ATRiCS, was chosen by Zurich mainly because of its modular design, intuitive user interfaces and operational flexibility.

ATRiCS is responsible for the deployment, including a 10-channel outside view display as well as integration with the existing Departure Manager (DMAN) and de-icing planning system.

Samuel Ehrat, head of flight operations engineering, said: “AVATOR is just right for our training needs. It is very flexible and also has the advantage of being a multi-purpose simulator system that can also be used for the validation of next generation ATM systems such as Follow-the-Greens. In the past ATRiCS has already proven their capabilities for quick and efficient delivery of their systems.”

Natalie Hammerich, managing director ATRiCS said: “Experiences of other airports such as Frankfurt, Munich and Dubai have shown that the AVATOR system provides the customer with a broad range of possibilities from controller training to highly advanced validation trials. Zurich Airport will be able to use the system for other purposes in addition to satisfying training requirements.”

The system will be supplied soon and training sessions for instructors and technical team are already done. AVATOR will become the central training platform for ab-initio and refresher training of all controllers from Zurich airport and it will also be used for validation of new infrastructure and procedures.




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