The Swedish organisation for training air traffic controllers, SATSA, has inaugurated two 3D Flight Tower simulators with large dnp screens as virtual windows.
SATSA, which is located at Sturup Airport near the city of Malmö, is responsible for the training of air traffic controllers in Sweden. Stephan Svensson, who is responsible for the new virtual 3D simulators, comments:
- The new tower simulators are unique in many ways. In one to two weeks, we can create a virtual model of any known airport, and simulate real-time air traffic control in all possible weather conditions.
The high image quality gives a very realistic impression. This means that even skilled air traffic controllers from Sturup and Malmö with several years of experience can benefit from the simulators. We have in fact already made arrangements for their return next year.
- We chose rear projection with dnp screens due to the high image quality and extremely good black levels. We wanted to create a good and realistic working environment for our students without noise and heat from projectors above our heads. Last but not least, the new simulators require less staffing and are subsequently more cost effective than our old simulation solution, says Stephan Svensson.
The solution was installed by C-ITS (simulators) in cooperation with NANCO Data (display solution) using Christie Digital, GraphXMASTER RPMS-500-Xef Single chip DLP projectors.
Stephan Svensson, SATSA