US Army has officially accredited Adacels ATC simulators for Army ATC training. US Army standards allow Adacel ATC simulator time to replace up to 50% of live training requirements promoting ATC training efficiency.
Adacel announced today that the Companys air traffic control (ATC) simulators in use with the United States Army Reserve (USAR) at Fort Rucker have been officially accredited for training by the US Army.
Dubbed the ATTAFS (Air Traffic, Tower, ATNAVICS & Fixed Base PAR Simulator), the accreditation covers Adacels Tower, Radar and ATNAVICS/FP-PAR simulation systems. This is a significant milestone for Adacel and US Army Reserve ATC. The Adacel ATC simulators can be used by all US Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard ATC units to train both tactical and fixed base air traffic controllers. With the accreditation, US Army Training Circular (TC) 3-04.81 (FM 3-04.303), ATC Facility Operations, Training, Maintenance, and Standardization permits simulator time on the Adacel systems to be credited for up to 50 percent of a controllers live operational training requirements. This will help units to expedite and maintain controller unit qualification and proficiency.
Adacel is committed to providing the best simulators possible for all of our clients needs worldwide, said Fred Sheldon, Adacels CEO North America. We are particularly pleased to have our ATC systems validated through the US Armys rigorous accreditation process.
Adacels ATC simulators are used extensively throughout the world for ATC training and for air traffic procedures testing and validation. These systems can be operated using human pseudo pilots or with Adacels embedded intelligent speech processing applications that can eliminate the need for human role players. Within the United States Adacel has deployed over 200 ATC simulators with all branches of the US Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and many educational institutions supporting ATC training and recruitment through the FAAs Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program.