Micro Nav to design Air Traffic Control tower simulator at Hamad Airport

Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has contracted Micro Nav to design, deliver and commission a 360 3D Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower simulator for Hamad International Airport.

The BEST 3D Tower simulator is to be installed in the newly finished ATC centre and training facility at Hamad International Airport.

Gabriele Marca, projects, contracts and procurement for QCAA, said: “This award builds on the longstanding relationship between QCAA and Micro Nav, who already successfully provided QCAA with a tower simulator system. The technical requirement was to deliver the world’s leading ATC training tower capability integrated to the existing APP Simulator. Micro Nav supported the QCAA throughout the procurement process to ensure the technical requirement was met.”

The simulator features a curved Glassfibre Reinforced Plastic (GRP) screen and Automatic Display Alignment System (ADAS) with split mode display operations and enhanced viewing capability, completing the 360 3D ATC tower environment.

The new BEST 3D tower simulator utilises 18 high-performance projectors, operating a solid-state optical engine and exhibiting stable high performance, reliability and longevity.

The tower environment consists of a 360 display system, tower and ground controller positions, flight delivery and clearance delivery position, supervisor position, pseudo pilot positions, a mini 3D tower with a single controller position, and ATC controller consoles.

The 3D tower simulator will be used for individual tower simulation training, or connected to the APP and ACC simulator, running combined exercises for integrated training.

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