The Russian developer and manufacturer of equipment in the field of air traffic management JSC Azimut is to create for the Republic of Korea a state-of-the-art air traffic control (ATC) simulator complex, enabling to simulate the movement of arriving and departing aircraft, their behaviour in flight and possible emergency situations. The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), in the laboratories of which the work shall be performed, is the Customer of the complex.
Korean experts expect that the art-of-the-state product will help them develop the correct algorithm of aircraft movements and to optimize the use of terminal and aerodrome airspace. The digital model constructed by the Russian system will help improve the efficiency of air traffic and airport capacity.
The work to create a training complex that simulates the actual flight control systems, will commence in early 2017, — said Director General of JSC Azimut Asker Saidov to Izvestia newspaper. — Our company already has successful experience of cooperation with KARI, which is the support of developing the systems of processing data on the surveillance and detection of short-term conflict situations.
The simulation stand of JSC Azimut fully simulates the operation of the air traffic control system. This is a powerful computational unit which can connect any number of monitors, simulating the operation of the present control tower. The complex enables, in an educational environment, to fulfill the greater part of scenarios that air traffic controllers come across. Among them are: the control of air traffic, identifying dangerous situations, aircraft traffic control, including voice messaging with the aircraft, as well as alerting other ATC members of the current situation.
In addition to the testing of aircraft in the air, the complex enables, in manual or automatic mode, to simulate the takeoff, landing and flying of an aircraft in difficult weather conditions, and also to simulate the human factor — the aircraft crew’s errors that in actual conditions may result in a disaster.
Another feature of the complex is drawing a training map of air routes in real time; it can include hundreds of airlines on one screen. The situations that is tested in this mode are changing navigation conditions, as in the case of the closure of airspace over one of the countries. In such cases, the route of the aircraft flying over the restricted area have to be adjusted immediately, and the task of the controller shall be to see that the adjusted flight plan does not intersect an already ongoing flight.
Simulation training complexes, enabling to test the actions of a controller and air traffic control in the airport area are quite common in technically developed countries, — says Roman Gusarov, editor-in-chief of the industry portal Avia.ru. — In Russia, such complexes were implemented in the major airports long ago — this is one of those areas in which we are in no way inferior to the leading Western manufacturers. The choice of South Korean scientists only confirms the fact that our manufacturers already have a name in the global market.