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.

VV CompSep version 1.1.3 released

An update of VV CompSep designed especially for Airservices Australia has been released.

Version 1.1.3 contains a new feature to allow the individual selection of particular scenarios. This feature will allow particular competencies to be reviewed and tested.

In addition, the capability to train the speech recognition engine on ATC phrasing has been included. This will improve recognition and learning outcomes.

Website outage

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VV Simulator version 5.0 released

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

Enhancements include:

  • Implementation of functionality allowing individual exercises to have one or more selectable sub-scenarios that may be in any order. This will be of particular benefit in VV CompSep simulation, as particular conflicts may be selected in any order by the instructor for optimal learning outcomes;
  • Improved pilot interface, allowing command entry using speech recognition, touch-screen or keystroke entry. This will enable moderately busy terminal area positions to be simulated with a single pilot position;
  • Incorporation of alternative language inputs for speech;
  • Capability to 'skin' the simulator front end to mimic operational displays;
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    Contact us for more details.

    Guangzhou Civil Aviation Academy expands

    The Civil Aviation Academy in Guangzhou, China currently provides a range of courseware in aviation management, planning and safety.

    It is planned that the academy will expand rapidly in the next two years to become a full aviation university.

    The VV team visited Guangzhou last week and were warmly welcomed by Mr Hu and Mr Zhang of the School of Airport Management. We concluded that VV software could have a role in enhancing the pool of knowledge currently held by teaching staff.

    CAUC Tianjin introduces new simulation technology

    Students undertaking courses in Air Traffic Management at the Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC) in Tianjin will have access to state-of-the-art simulation technology, with the university planning to acquire new Tower and Surveillance simulation systems.

    The new facilities will include a large computer-based training room, in which students will practice their skills in english language delivery and basic ATC techniques.

    The VV Team visited CAUC last week to showcase improvements to the VV Enroute and VV Approach courses to allow better student tracking and performance management.

    We were honoured to meet the professorial team and undertake a tour of arguably the largest ATC training facility in the world.

    VV Simulator to accept Chinese instructions

    The VV development team is working on including equipping the VV Simulator with new functionality to enable speech instructions to be issued in English, Chinese or a combination of both. This will enable us to deliver custom training to Chinese clients that targets training for a local area or competency. A priority will be to convert our Compromised Separation training module for use in China.

    The screencap below shows a portion of the VV Exercise Create program, with entry of Chinese telephonies available.

    Screencap of the VV Exercise Create program

    GCAA Abu Dhabi Trainees take to VV Enroute

    GCAA trainees vector aircraft around a complex maze

    A group of trainees from GCAA Abu Dhabi have made use of the VV Enroute training course as part of their introductory surveillance training conducted by Airways Training in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Over three days this week, the trainees developed strong formative skills in radar vectoring, scanning, conflict detection and task management.