Installation at CAUC


 

Last month, VV training specialists visited the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) in Tianjin to support the use of our training products: VV Enroute and VV Approach.
These products are installed on 180 CBT computers, and up to 600 CAUC students will be using them each year.

The VV Team were given a tour of the impressive Tower Simulation Lab (above), which contains a bank of 32 positions configurable for combined or individual training. It is the largest installation of its type in the world. In addition, a full 360 degree Tower simulation, which will make use of the latest LED technology, is under construction.

We look forward to assisting CAUC training exports in making best use of VV technology into the future.

Visit to Jilin


The VV Team has paid a visit to the Changchun ATC Station in Jilin, China to discus ATC training and other competencies.

The impressive Tower, which features a waterfall mural, houses the Approach and Tower training centres. The simulation was state of the art.

Like most airports in China, Changchun is experiencing significant traffic growth. Plans are being made to invest in more infrastructure to support the increased complexity and traffic levels.

We were warmly received and look forward to visiting again.

VV Management released

The development of the VV Management tool, used to organise and analyse student performance data, has been finalised. The newly released initial version is currently being tested by end-users.

The tool allows for:

  • Collection and collation of student simulation performance records using a LAN;
  • Student credential management;
  • Student path-tracking;
  • Analysis of data for comparison with previous performance, within the cohort and between cohorts;
  • Report generation.
  • VV Management is an invaluable tool for delivering VV technology, and will be included with selected upgrades and future installations.

    Visit to PATTS

    The Fighting Seahorse

    As part of our after-sales services, the VV Team visited Manila this week to discuss the continuing use of VV Enroute at PATTS ('Where Dreams take Flight')

    Issues covered include:

  • Effective assessment and resolution of audio problems;
  • Recording student performance information;
  • Proposed software upgrades and features;
  • Update procedures.
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    Some 350 students currently use the software and the licence has been renewed for a fifth year. The highly professional PATTS teachers have provided some feedback that will be immensely useful in making VV Products even better.

    Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) Induction

    Radar Simulation Lab

    The VV Team are currently in Tianjin inducting CAUC instructors into the implementation of the VV Approach and VV Enroute training programs.

    We were honored to be given a tour of the state-of-the-art Radar and Tower simulation labs.

    In terms of trainee throughput, CAUC is one of the largest ATC training institutions in the world. The use of VV technology will allow CAUC to provide extra simulation and training resources to their students, this effecting a better outcome for graduates.

    VV Simulator version 5.1 released

    The latest version of the VV Simulator has been released and will be deployed with all new installations of VV courseware.

    Enhancements include:

  • Incorporation of the Aircraft Pair Conflict Assessment (APCA) tool;
  • Reporting of student metrics through a network connection to a performance database;
  • Full back-compatibility with the VV Approach course.
  • Contact us for more details.

    VV Tower prototype completed

    A prototype of the VV Tower training technology has been completed by our friends at ThinkVR.

    Presented in breathtaking virtual reality, VV Tower is designed as a part-task and phraseology trainer in the ATC Tower environment. The product will also have the capability of providing targeted competency training in unusual events and emergencies.

    The VV team will be demonstrating the prototype to end users in the next few months to gain feedback that will inform the further develmont of the product. Contact us for more details.

    VV Tower

    Air Traffic Solutions at ATC Forum Dubai

    Mike Lockwood and Forster Breckenridge from Air Traffic Solutions will be demonstrating VV courseware at ATC Forum Dubai from May 7-9, 2018.

    Visit them at stand 6300 to see VV CompSep and VV Approach in action.

    VV Tower under development

    VV has teamed with interactive technology experts, ThinkVR, to commence development of a Virtual Reality (VR) ATC Tower phraseology and competency trainer. VR provides a mechanism for cost-effective, but immersive, visualisation of traffic scenarios, and improved training outcomes.

    The product is planned to be released for evaluation by interested ANSPs and other training providers in the second half of 2018. Contact us for details.

    2018 VVE Certificates handed out at PATTS

    For the second year, a competition in VV Enroute was conducted at PATTS College of Aeronautics as part of annual Foundation Day celebrations.

    The contest was hotly contested, and was won by Aryan Sombilon Delloson (pictured below, centre), who was presented his award by Engr. Joy Cosme G. Amores, Jr. Chairperson, BS Air Transportation (left) and Engr. Lorenzo L. Naval, Jr. VP for Academic Affairs (right).
     

    Aryan Sombilon Delloson receives first prize at the PATTS VVE Competition 2018


     

    The second and third prizes were awarded to Andrew Estos Pedroso and Luis Duamel Aguero Duque respectively (pictured below).

     

    Andrew Estos Pedroso receives second prize at the PATTS VVE Competition 2018.

    Luis Duamel Aguero Duque receives third prize at the PATTS VVE Competition 2018.