Lockheed Martin selects Adacel for simulated ATC environment
Adacel Systems Inc. has announced that the company has been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide a Simulated Air Traffic Control Environment software for Australia's Project AIR 5428 Pilot Training System.
The Project AIR 5428 Pilot Training System will provide the Australian Defence Force with a new training system to take pilots from flight screening through basic and advanced flying training. Part of that system will include training on flight simulators. Adacel’s Air Traffic Control in-a-Box (ATCiB) will supply a Simulated Air Traffic Control Environment (SATCE), for Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs), which will complete the flight simulation experience by adding realistic virtual traffic and synthetic air traffic controllers to create a higher quality training environment.
“We are very pleased that Lockheed Martin has recognized the value added by our ATCiB product,” said Gary Pearson, Adacel’s CEO. “We expect that it will become a common feature in flight training devices as regulatory bodies move forward to enhance the quality of aircrew training in the effort to promote flight safety.”
To date, Adacel has sold more than 125 ATCiB licenses. ATCiB is compliant with ARINC 439, Guidance for Simulated Air Traffic Control Environments in Flight Simulation Training Devices as well as ICAO DOC 9625 Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of Flight Simulators Edition 4.