Adacel is to provide support and hardware refresh to the FAA’s Tower Simulation System air traffic controller training network as part of a USD$59 million contract to be delivered over the next five years.
The US regulator’s Tower Simulation System (TSS) consists of 111 systems located at field facilities, the FAA Academy and the FAA Technical Center. Each simulator is a high fidelity, immersive visual display system that replicates ATC operations at an air traffic control tower (ATCT).
The TSS uses multiple display systems that show a high-fidelity graphic representations of the airport environment, airport surface detection equipment, communications panels, and airport radar displays. The simulators are used to meet the requirements for air traffic controllers in both qualification certification and refresher training.
This contract will encompass a range of services connected with the existing installed network of TSS, including maintenance and support and a full-scale technical refresh for all major components within the TSS large and small systems and TSS Mobile Units.
Daniel Verret, Adacel's CEO said, "As the FAA TSS software OEM, Adacel brings unique knowledge and unparalleled experience with these systems, which will ensure minimal disruptions to training throughout the program's duration. We are steadfastly committed to making robust, consistent training a daily reality at the FAA.”
The scope of the contract includes the provision of help desk support staffed by skilled technical and Air Traffic Control Subject Matter Experts, access to Adacel’s Training System Support Center, the deployment of on-site Field Service Representatives/Technicians and the use of Adacel's Web-Based Integrated Data Environment data repository.