Visit to CAUC Tianjin

Members of the VV Team have paid a visit to the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) in Tianjin. CAUC graduates around 300 prospective Air Traffic Control candidates every year, making it one of the largest ATC training facilities in the world. The ATC training section have recently moved into very impressive new buildings on campus, with state-of the-art facilities in training-delivery and simulation.

We were welcomed and hosted by Mr Liu Yongshin, Dean Assistant at CAUC College of Air Traffic Management. He introduced us to some of the ATC instructional team (below), and allowed us to demonstrate our range of innovative training products. It was a most enjoyable visit.

Some of the expert ATC instructors at CAUC Tianjin

Some of the expert ATC instructors at CAUC Tianjin

Visit to NATMB Beijing

The VV Team paid a visit to Capital Airport in Beijing to discuss training and technical issues with the ATC management and staff at North Air Traffic Management Bureau (NATMB).

We were welcomed by Yan Xiaodong (Deputy Director General) and were given the opportunity to demonstrate VV CompSep to Mr Luo Qiao Guang (Deputy Director, Terminal Control Division) and other staff.

The expert training specialists at ATMB were able to give us some useful feedback, and an insight into their own training for a response to a Compromised Separation event.

VVE Competition at PATTS

The academic staff at PATTS College of Aeronautics have run a competition to identify the best practitioner of radar control skills as taught in the VV Enroute training course.

Their instructor, Sed Hendrix Tan, is pictured (leftmost) with the winners (left to right), Luis Duamel Duque Aguero, Eric Dela Cruz Pada Jr and Eugene Abrigo Merle.

Visual Vectoring congratulates all the winners and participants and hope that their experience with VVE has been instructive and fun.

VV and ATS finalise partnership deal

Visual Vectoring and Air Traffic Solutions(ATS) have signed a partnership agreement to jointly provide ATC training and safety services.

 

ATS offers a comprehensive range of Air Traffic Management services that facilitate efficient and safe operations for the aviation industry. This capability complements the training and software products offered by Visual Vectoring. We look forward to a fruitful partnership.

New VV CompSep Lessons

The VVCompSep lessons have been edited and updated to communicate an even better analysis of the CompSep problem. The training material is now divided into four lessons that provide an effective means of developing a sound decision-making regime.

Click here to find out more.

Click the movie below to view some sample content:

Partnership with Air Traffic Solutions

Efficient, safe, secure and responsible operations for the aviation industry worldwide

Air Traffic Solutions (ATS) delivers a comprehensive range of Air Traffic Management services that facilitate efficient, safe, secure and responsible operations for the aviation industry worldwide.

 

VV have entered discussions with ATS to explore partnership opportunities in the delivery of innovative air traffic control training and consulting services.

VV to provide Airservices Australia with Compromised Separation Response Training Technology

VV has signed an agreement with Airservices Australia to provide competency-based compromised separation response training (VV Compsep) to Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) in both enroute and terminal area environments.

A compromised separation event is when there is a likelihood that without immediate action the minimum required separation standard between two aircraft will not be maintained.

The VV Compsep tool has been developed by VV based on industry feedback. This computer-based simulation enables ATCs to practice their verbal and cognitive responses to compromised separation events in a safe environment. The VV CompSep program presents to the ATC a sequence of scenarios, each of which requires an immediate response in the form of precise trajectory-changing instructions to one or both aircraft. Speech recognition technology brings added realism to the process.

Click the movie below to view some sample content.

Sample VVE Content Online

The VVE Team is working on making the lesson and demonstration content available as a stream, rather than as a playable movie accessed from the local hard drive. This will enable customised version of VV Enroute to be created and maintained dynamically, independent of any installation process.

The movie below is a sample lesson, which contains instructional material on sequencing multiple aircraft through an arrivals gate. In the VVE course, the lesson is followed by a demonstration movie showing practical application of the new techniques. The student is then able to practice on the VV Simulator.

VVE in use for Abu Dhabi trainees

The VV Enroute (VVE) Course is being used for students from GCAA Abu Dhabi.

VV Visits Airways, September 2016

These students are undertaking introductory ICAO 054/055 training at Airways New Zealand's training facilities in Christchurch.

VVE is being used as a means of refining vectoring skills prior to the students undertaking field training in the very busy airspace of the Middle East.

VV Sim with Firefox

Online use of the VV Simulator is now available with the Mozilla Firefox browser with the simple installation of an add-on. Click here for details of how to make this work.