Egyptian Aviation Academy will start operations of Egis Avias SCANSIM simulator for Air Traffic Control (ATC) and ATALIS simulator for Aeronautical Information Services(AIS) at 6 October Airport school close to Cairo.
For safety reasons, Civil Aviation Organizations are pushing forward establishing uniform standards for the skills and qualifications to be met by air traffic controllers and AIS technical officers worldwide. In this perspective, the Egyptian Aviation Authorities decided to modernize the Aviation Academy (EAA) with a set of ATC and AIS simulators which will be installed in the new training school at 6th October Airport, near Cairo. Such equipment will allow EAA to reach its objectives of well-trained and qualified ATC and AIS staff and to meet the training demand from neighbouring countries in the Middle East and Africa. To answer the needs of EAA, Egis Avia has been contracted at the end of 2007 and proposed a complete and coherent training solution based on its SCANSIM product line for ATC training, its ATALIS product line for AIS training and its recognised expertise for services. In technical terms, Egis Avia supplied:
- One 3D 360 aerodrome simulator with a large cylindrical screen for panorama projection. This simulator can be split into three independent 3D 120 aerodrome simulators, to have a flexible and expandable training capacity;
- Three 180 generic ATC training simulators with three plasma displays each, and full non radar, radar and ADS-CPDLC training functions;
- An automated AIS simulator for all CNS/ATM based functions related to International NOTAM Office, Aerodrome AIS unit (Briefing office and ATS reporting office), publications and Aeronautical charts office operations.