Micro Nav Limited awarded new contract by GECI Española to upgrade the BEST 3D Tower and Radar simulator at ECASA, Cuba
10 March 2017
GECI Española (GECI) has contracted Micro Nav Limited (Micro Nav) to upgrade the Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulator at the Empresa Cubana de Aeropuertos y Servicios Aeronáuticos (ECASA) training department.
Micro Nav’s BEST (Beginning to End for Simulation and Training) simulator at ECASA was originally installed over ten years ago. The installation of Micro Nav’s latest single solution BEST 6 software and Image Generator product will provide ECASA’s simulator with an increase in training capability. Additional training capacity will be realised through an increase to the radar and pseudo-pilot positions to be delivered as part of the upgrade project. In addition, the simulation configuration comprises three tower controller positions (air, ground and coordinator), with two tower pseudo-pilot positions and a BEST System Manager. ECASA will also benefit from Micro Nav’s Fast Airport Builder (FAB) and Scene Editor products as part of this software upgrade.
This upgrade will enable ECASA to progress with its plans to raise its in-house training capability and competency. ECASA will also expand its training capacity for air traffic controllers in anticipation of an increased rise in air traffic in the area, particularly Cuba itself.
Daniel Jiménez Randell, Vice President for GECI said, “Once again GECI has chosen to work with Micro Nav for the provision of its BEST ATC simulator building on existing contracts across Latin America, Africa and Asia. The relationship is proven, low risk and provides value for money to the end customer. This particular contract is reward for over two years of discussion and collaborative work effort between GECI, ECASA and Micro Nav."
Marcelo Hiayes, Sales Manager for Latin America, Caribbean & Africa at Micro Nav said, “Micro Nav is delighted to receive a further contract from GECI and very proud to be continuing its long standing relationship with ECASA. ECASA will benefit from the scalability of the latest BEST simulation product release, by easily upgrading and extending its simulator capability.”
Notes to editor:
Micro Nav Limited, a world leader in ATC simulation and training systems for civil and military operations, has been designing and developing ATC simulation, Air Battle Management and airport training systems since 1988. Micro Nav’s customer base is global and includes deliveries to more than a quarter of the world’s busiest airports, some of the largest ANSPs and ATC Training facilities – both civil and military.
Winner of the Queen’s Award for Innovation 2016
Micro Nav received the Innovation Award for its Automatic Display Alignment System (ADAS) used in 3D air traffic control simulators and training systems. These simulators rely on the use of multiple projectors to present a simulated view that would be seen from a control tower at an airport. Historically, setting up and maintaining the calibration of multiple projector arrays has been achieved manually by skilled specialist engineers.
In August 2012, Micro Nav joined the Quadrant Group of companies, adding world-class Air Traffic Control simulation systems to the Quadrant Flight Simulation portfolio.
Established in 1994, the Quadrant Group is collectively active in flight training services and flight simulation relocations, updates, products, manufacturing and maintenance. Along with Micro Nav, the Group includes: Quadrant Systems Limited, Quadrant Simulation Systems Inc, and Quest Flight Training Limited.
For more information please see the Micro Nav website: www.micronav.co.uk
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