BULATSA Complete Factory Acceptance Test

17 June 2014 BULATSA Complete Factory Acceptance Test

The Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority, BULATSA has completed factory acceptance testing of its Micro Nav 3D Tower and Radar Simulator. This is a major milestone for Micro Nav in this project with the simulator due to be installed in the Sofia control centre during July of this year.

The contract includes: 16 dual-role radar and tower controller workstations; a tower simulator with 4 controller positions and a 10 channel panoramic 3D display using large LCD panels in portrait mode; 16 pseudo-pilot workstations; the Fast Airport Builder and 3D modelling tools; speech recognition and synthesis; part-task trainers and a comprehensive package of user training, project services and support equipment.

All elements of the system are now being prepared for shipping to Sofia where the simulator project will be installed and tested in advance of the 'Site Acceptance Test' (SAT) due to be carried out in August 2014.

Mr Tseko Kakrinski, the Head of Training Centre at BULATSA, said "We are extremely pleased with the results of the testing and the progress made to date. We feel very confident that we are now well on the way to achieving our ambition of becoming the leading provider of training in our region."

Stephen Williams, the Chief Operating Officer of Micro Nav, said "We are delighted that the FAT held at our offices in Bournemouth went very well and sign off has been achieved ahead of the project timeframe. We are now preparing to ship the simulator and provide the evolving simulation facilities and support services that will help BULATSA achieve their goals."