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ATC simulation collaboration announced

An Australia-based company that builds air traffic control operation and ATC simulation systems, Adacel announced a collaboration with aviation simulation builder CAE on a project to improve digital training.

Photo courtesy of Adacel.

Under the terms of the agreement, Adacel will assist CAE Australia and its Team AUStringer partners to provide ATC training to Royal Australian Air Force personnel. Adacel's systems can support remote tower operations, as well as virtual reality air traffic control simulation. 

“As an Australian company, Adacel has been at the forefront of developing and delivering the world's most widely deployed ATC Tower simulation and training solution,” said Daniel Verret, Adacel CEO. “With over a decade of experience supporting the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) ATC training programs, we are thrilled to partner with CAE, a renowned global training solutions provider. Together, we aim to create and deliver advanced ATC solutions that offer a highly immersive training environment, to surpass RAAF's specific training goals.”

Through this project, Adacel, CAE, and fellow Team AUStringer partners Leidos, Milskil, and Nova Systems hope to partner with the RAAF and provide a training institution for Australia’s mission aviators. The intensive, years-long training process required for civilian air traffic controllers has been cited often by the FAA in explaining the ongoing shortage of qualified personnel, and modern simulation platforms may prove useful in addressing that.

“CAE is pleased to welcome Adacel to its expert air mission training team,” said Matthew Sibree, CAE managing director of defense and security for the Indo-Pacific region.

Niki Britton

eMedia Content Producer
eMedia Content Producer Niki Britton joined AOPA in 2021. She is a private pilot who enjoys flying her 1969 Cessna 182 and taking aerial photographs.
Topics: Aviation Industry, Technology

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