The ATC simulator suite will be used for both ab initio ATC training and follow-on post-graduate training for site specific airfield endorsements. The systems delivered to the RAAF follow Adacels Unified Training Suite design concept whereby the simulation scale is matched to the stage of training to achieve maximum student hands-on training time and providing the RAAF the improved capability to train a greater number of students. Students develop basic skills and phraseology on the individual task trainers during normal school hours and then consolidate their new skills through additional unsupervised study on the task trainers after hours. As their skills progress through the training curriculum they advance to full scenario work and team training on the 252-degree and 360-degree simulators.
Adacel announced today that the Company has successfully completed final acceptance for the MaxSim Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower simulator suite delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) School of Air Traffic Control at East Sale.
The program was a multi-million dollar acquisition by the RAAF of a suite of Adacels state-of-the-art ATC tower simulators to train RAAF Joint Battlefield Airspace Controllers (JBAC) at their ATC School in East Sale. The suite included two 360-degree and one 252-degree full immersion tower simulation systems plus six ATC tower individual task trainers with interchangeable site specific databases for various RAAF airfields. Modifications to Adacels standard MaxSim ATC simulators were made to accommodate unique RAAF requirements.
The successful completion of this project relied on cooperative and focused relationships between the Australian Defence Materiel Organization (DMO), Defence Support Group, RAAF School of Air Traffic Control and Adacel Technologies Ltd. The team was recognized at the Australian Defence Magazine (ADM) Congress Awards dinner held in February, winning the DMO/Industry Team of the Year Award for Excellence in the Minor Acquisition category.