Micro Nav Limited awarded new contract by Guyana Civil Aviation Authority for its BEST 3D Tower Simulator
24 January 2017
Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has selected Micro Nav Limited (Micro Nav) to supply its Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) training department with its first 3D Tower Air Traffic Control (ATC) Simulator.
The Micro Nav Beginning to End for Simulation and Training (BEST) simulator comprises a 240-degree horizontal field of view 3D tower simulator with two training positions, a radar simulator with a single training position and three pseudo pilot positions. The purchase of the Micro Nav BEST simulator will support the Guyana ANSP in its continued effort to increase its training capability in-house.
The Micro Nav BEST 3D ATC simulator will be used by Guyana’s ANSP to train its air traffic controllers on the new layout of the Cheddi Jagan Airport, Guyana’s main international airport, ahead of the changes to the airport being completed. Cheddi Jagan Airport is undergoing a major upgrade, including extension of its runway, a new passenger terminal building with car parking and relocation of fuel tanks.
The Mico Nav BEST 3D ATC simulator will enable Guyana CAA air traffic controllers to be familiar with the new airport layout and allow testing of new procedures to be introduced as a result of the runway extension.
Mr. Rickford Samaroo, Director of Guyana’s ANSP, commented “The Micro Nav BEST 3D ATC simulator will ensure the safe transition of our ATC operations at the end of our airport upgrade. In addition, we will be able to increase future training productivity thus saving time and cost.”
Marcelo Hiayes, Sales Manager for Latin America, Caribbean & Africa at Micro Nav said, “Micro Nav is very proud to be chosen and entrusted to deliver its BEST ATC simulator to the Guyana CAA. As the first supplier of an advanced ATC simulator to Guyana, Micro Nav will deliver a modern and future-proofed solution to support the current and future training requirements.”
~ ENDS ~
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