25th May 2021

Site acceptance completed with Ethiopian Airlines Group

Micro Nav has completed provisional site acceptance (PSAT) with Ethiopian Airlines Group in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Airlines Group (EAG), supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), awarded GECI Group in partnership with Micro Nav, a contract to supply a BEST 3D tower and radar simulator at the EAG premises in Addis Ababa.

The simulator was installed by GECI, including newly developed functionality to support the EFPS hardware that EAG are planning on implementing in their operational environment within the next 12 months. The simulator enables EAG to validate their procedures and learn how to use EFPS in the training environment.

PSAT was carried out with a representative from ICAO in attendance, and is now followed by a period of ‘Operational Readiness Demonstration’ during which the customer gets to use the simulator before the final site acceptance with the prime contractor, GECI.

A Micro Nav instructor delivered a 10-day training course, enabling EAG to use and benefit from the simulator immediately.

Greg Pile, Managing Director at Micro Nav said: “It is testament to our commitment to deliver the highest level of service to our customers, and dedication of our experts, that we were able to support EAG and GECI on site, including our team completing a 10-day quarantine in an airport hotel once they returned to the UK, as per the UK Government guidelines”.

Daniel Jiménez, Managing Director for GECI, commented: “We are proud to collaborate with Micro Nav in delivering a world-class ATC simulator to the Ethiopian Airlines Group who will use the simulator to keep the country at the forefront of aviation in Africa.”

Contact our team to discuss how the BEST simulator can support you to achieve your specific goals.