Airways New Zealand was awarded the contract to supply and install tower and radar simulation technology and equipment for DGCA Lebanon in May 2018, following a competitive tender process.
Airways installed a 320° LCD Tower simulator, Approach radar simulator and Area Control radar simulator, as well as nine pseudo pilot/planner positions at DGCA’s ATC facilities at BeirutRafic Hariri International Airport in mid 2019. The result for DGCA Lebanon was a state-of-the-art simulation environment that’s easy to use, with photo-real 3D graphics for an immersive real-world experience.
The TotalControl simulators installed for DGCA imitate the full Lebanese air traffic control Flight Information Region, utilising Airways' TrueView technology and photo-realistic 3D models for the tower simulator and emulation of the ATM system for the radar simulator.
Ease of use was an important function of TotalControl for DGCA — instructors can create and modify simulator exercises within a matter of minutes, and simulator pilots can easily manage complex simulated scenarios with minimal training. The flexible configuration of TotalControl was also a valuable feature. The operation and interfaces are the same across multiple configurations — single position, multi position, networked or stand-alone — so there’s no need for users to re-learn functionality when moving between configurations.