The Department of Civil Aviation Engineering Projects (DCAEP) have selected a BEST 360-degree tower simulator to support training for the new Al Maktoum International Airport currently under construction in Dubai.
The airport is planned to have six parallel runways and will be part of the Dubai World Central development. The simulator includes: tower and ground controller positions; 4 pseudo-pilot positions; BEST supervisor and system manager workstations. The DCAEP have also purchased the Fast Airport Builder 3D modelling tool so that they can anticipate, test and train for the changes to Al Maktoum airport as it evolves. Mike Male, CEO of Micro Nav, said: We are delighted to extend our partnership with the DCAEP and privileged to be part of the prestigious Al Maktoum airport programme. In a fast track schedule to support the conversion training of controllers, Micro Nav installed the simulator in only twelve weeks from order. Further phases are planned including expansion of the tower simulator and integration with the BEST radar simulators and their interfaces to real equipment for on-console training. Micro Nav have been working closely with the DCA in Dubai since 2002; supplying and supporting tower and radar simulators with stimulation interfaces to drive examples of the operational equipment for high fidelity training at Dubai International Airport.