Page 10 - ATC Special Bulletin Series - Remote and Digital Towers 2023-01
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 10 Avinor ANS, Norway, has opened the world’s largest Remote Towers Centre for live operations. To fulfil the corresponding training needs, in December 2021 Avinor ANS signed a contract with Edda Systems on delivery of a simulator for Remote Towers. Eight months later, in August 2022, the delivery was approved as successfully completed. Avinor is now close to completing their plan for the initial 15 airports to be remotely controlled. A key to the high pace of converting airports to remote operations is the eCoach ATC simulator: Contingency working positions (illustrated on the next page) can be used for training purposes via a switching mechanism. Thus, the same hardware is used in training and operations: Head Up Display (HUD), joystick for Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera (PTZ), and the 42-inch Head Down Display (HDD). Simulator user interfaces are exactly as in the Ninox operational system, emulating the live interfaces: Video feed presentations of the airport, with visual enhancements like compass, track labels, and airport weather labels. PTZ with scan patterns and object tracking. Tower Electronic Flight Strips (EFS) solution. Limited coverage from individual radars is reproduced in the simulator, SIMULATOR SIMULATOR FOR REMOTE TOWER FOR REMOTE TOWER OPERATIONS TRAINING OPERATIONS TRAINING By Kjell Arne Kamben, Principal Engineer, Edda Systems | SPECIAL BULLETIN SERIES | 2023 | eCoach simulator  | © Edda Systems 

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