Micro Nav Awarded Airside Driver Trainer contract by Brussels Airport Company

- Bournemouth, UK

Micro Nav, the leading UK aviation simulation and training company is delighted to have been awarded a contract to supply Brussels Airport Company with the latest technology Airside Driver Training (ADT) simulator.

Micro Nav will supply Brussels Airport with an Airside Driver Training (ADT) simulator system and a 3D model of Brussels Airport along with 50 aircraft and vehicle models, which will be due for completion in November 2013.

Brussels Airport Company is in Belgium and is responsible for the operation of Brussels Airport. Every year there are more than 250,000 aircraft movements at the airport, and the number of passengers continues to rise. Brussels Airport Company operates a consultative platform named the Local Runway Safety Team (LRST) that chiefly focuses on the prevention of runway incursions and safety issues to do with operations on the manoeuvring area.

The adoption of the ADT by Brussels Airport reflects a growing trend towards the implementation of competency-based training and validation for all ground personnel. This trend is reflected in the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions (EAPPRI) by Eurocontrol which is the principal guideline used by Brussels Airport Company and their LRST to prevent runway incursions.

Micro Nav have designed and manufactured aviation simulators since 1988 and their latest ADT simulator provides a safe, versatile and realistic environment in which airside drivers can be trained and evaluated. The simulator will be used for drivers to practice driving at night, in low visibility, in heavy traffic and during emergency training scenario's without leaving the training facility. The simulator is also useful for familiarisation training for new airside drivers whilst allowing them to practice and develop their radio skills at the same time.

The Safety Development Manager at Brussels Airport Authority, Davy Van Hyfte commented:  "To Brussels Airport Company and its partners Runway Safety is of paramount importance. Micro Nav's Airside Driver Trainer will help Brussels Airport to improve driver training and reduce the risk of accidents and damage caused to aircraft and infrastructures. It will ensure that our drivers are well-trained and we continue to improve safe and efficient driving standards at Brussels airport".

"Micro Nav is delighted to be working with Brussels Airport Company who are demonstrating a lead in the important area of improving safety and operational efficiency using a competency-based training approach", said Martin Wise, Sales and Marketing Director at Micro Nav.

The Micro Nav Airside Driver Trainer (ADT) simulator provides a safe, versatile, and dynamic ‘hands-on’ learning environment for all types of airfield drivers.

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