On April 13–15, 2016, Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) will participate in the Simulated Air Traffic Control Environment (SATCE) working group sponsored by Aeronautical Radio, Inc. (ARINC). Hosted by Rockwell Collins Training and Simulation Solutions, the working group will focus on completing Supplement 1 to ARINC Report 439, "Guidance for Simulated Air Traffic Control Environments in Flight Simulation Training Devices."
ASTi has been an active member in the working group since its inception. Members of the working group include SATCE system providers, flight training providers, simulator manufacturers, and representatives from commercial aviation regulatory authorities.
ASTi recently released a new SATCE solution called Simulated Environment for Realistic ATC (SERA). This solution makes flight training more realistic using an artificial intelligence environment that populates other aircraft and air traffic controllers. SERA provides a truly immersive air traffic control experience in the air and on the ground. The SATCE system meets or exceeds the desired capabilities, training goals, and fidelity levels outlined the “Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of Flight Simulators” (ICAO Doc. 9625, Ed. 4). Because ASTi closely coordinated with flight instructors and pilots when developing SERA, the system provides an instructionally valuable and deeply immersive experience for the flight deck crew.
ASTi will demonstrate SERA at the 19th World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) in Orlando, Florida on April 18–21, 2016. The demo will link SERA to 737 Flight Management Computer and A320 Flight Management Guidance System trainers. To view a demo of SERA, come to the ASTi/Airliner1 booth #600.