About Us

Micro Nav Ltd is a leading specialist company developing and supplying Air Traffic Control (ATC) and Air Defence (AD) or Air Battle Management (ABM) simulators and training systems. Established in 1988 by the current ATM Director Mike Male and Fred Johnson (now retired).

Having over forty years of experience working for the UK Civil Aviation Authority in all areas of civilian Air Traffic Control (ATC), we are fully conversant in ATC and AD operations, systems design, software production, ATC and AD training and simulator design and development. The core capabilities of the company are the provision of specialist ATC and AD services; the development of software for ATC and AD systems; and the production of high-performance simulators for development and training applications both civil and military.

Since the start of the company in 1988 we have successfully delivered simulation systems to users at Airfields, Airports, ANSP's and ATCO colleges worldwide.

Our BEST (Beginning to End for Simulation and Training) solution is used worldwide by the leading national civil and military authorities. ICAO, the UK CAA SRG and many other agencies have approved courses using our ATM training systems.

Micro Nav has achieved significant growth since 1988 and there have been some key milestones over the years.

1988 FIRST (Flexible Independent Radar Skills Trainer). The first generation of Micro NavATC simulators launched and sold exclusively by Hughes Aircraft Company.

1998 Launch of BEST (Beginning to End for Simulation and Training). The next generation of ATC simulators had begun. BEST continues to be a pioneer in the field of ATC Training. 

2005 Sold the first BEST 360 degree, panoramic display, 3D Tower to NATS for use at London Heathrow Airport.

2007 FAB (Fast Airport Builder) launched, a unique 3D visual software suite that enhances thefast-time simulation capabilities of BEST.

2010 Launch of the ADT (Airside Driver Trainer), a simulator providing a safe, versatile and dynamic ‘hands-on’ controlled learning environment for airside driver training.

2010 Micro Nav wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, the UK’s most prestigious award for business performance.

2010/2011 Micro Nav placed in The Sunday Times ‘Microsoft Tech Track 100’ and ‘HSBC International Track 100’ league tables for fastest-growing technology companies and International sales, respectfully.

2012 Micro Nav joins the Quadrant Group of Companies ensuring a robust and stable future.

2013 Marks 25 Years of Micro Nav’s continued Simulation & Training success.

2015 Micro Nav granted a patent for its Automatic Display Alignment System, ADAS, by the UK Intellectual Property Office.

2016 Micro Nav wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation, the UK’s most prestigious award for business performance.

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