Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) is pleased to announce the sale of two Simulated Environment for Realistic ATC (SERA) systems to Spain's Entrol S.L. for use in two different helicopter training systems. The first system is destined for Mexico and will be installed in an H145 D3 Level 7 FTD. Entrol will include the second system in an AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator for a customer in Nigeria. This will be the first SERA installation in Africa, the last continent on Earth to receive a SERA system (except Antarctica). All Antarctica-based training and simulation companies, however, are welcome to inquire about ASTi's products and services.
SERA provides a fully featured ATC environment for all phases of flight, supporting gate-to-gate flights between any airport in the world. SERA models regionally accurate ATC behaviors and other traffic aircraft and supports both IFR and VFR flight operations for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. SERA supports all phases of training from ab initio to airline line-oriented flight training and military equivalents. SERA is designed to accommodate standard flight simulation functions such as freezes, repositions and resets.
SERA, ASTi’s leading simulated air traffic control environment (SATCE) system, fully complies with the latest industry requirements for SATCE solutions. These requirements include the “Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of Flight Simulation Training Devices” (ICAO Doc. 9625, Ed. 4) and the updated ARINC Specification 439b.
This innovative technology eliminates the need for an instructor to role-play air traffic control, ensuring consistent phraseology for ATC and all other traffic radio calls. Radio transmissions from other traffic always use regionally correct phraseology, which makes them particularly effective for training reinforcement. Another significant advantage of SERA is its 24/7, always-on availability, enabling maximum use of training assets.
Entrol is a manufacturer of EASA and FAA-certified flight navigation and procedures trainer (FNPT), FTD and advanced aviation training device (AATD) flight simulators. The company was established in 2005 by the brothers Luis Olarte and Pedro Olarte.
Entrol has been growing steadily since then, becoming the renowned manufacturer it is today, with 40 employees, 20 different simulators and customers in more than 30 countries. To learn more about Entrol, go to entrol.net.
ASTi is the leading supplier of communications, automated ATC, and sound systems to the training and simulation industry. ASTi meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and equivalent Level D qualifications with simulators around the world. Since 1989, ASTi has fielded more than 11,000 systems at over 1,000 installation sites in more than 50 countries. To learn more about ASTi, go to asti-usa.com.