Czech Air Navigation Services purchases new 3D tower simulator
As of Tuesday, the Czech Republic boasts new air navigation technology that will give the country’s aviation an edge over neighboring Germany and Poland. The newly acquired 3D tower simulator is capable of creating various weather conditions, day or night time work situations as well as simulating the towers of all international airports. This state-of-the-art technology will now be used to train future navigators. Miroslav Ehl of the Czech Air Navigation Services explains what makes this device so unique.
And why is it that conditions for all international towers can be simulated on this device, but only four towers here in the Czech Republic have been mapped for this technology so far?
“The mapping process of each individual airport is very time consuming and expensive. The reason only four towers have been mapped and put into the system is the fact that air navigation services of the Czech Republic currently performs air traffic services in only four airports in the Czech Republic, in Prague, in Brno, in Karlovy Vary and Ostrava.”
“The project has been mapped out for four or five years, we initially thought about procuring the technology for two years, and then the installation and implementation of the entire project took about 4 years.”
Will this in any way be lucrative for the Czech Republic? Can this new technology be rented out to other countries?