PhilSCA Induction

PhilSCA staff receive certification for VV Enroute induction course

Academic staff (above) at the Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilSCA) in Metro Manila were today inducted into the delivery of the VV Enroute course, which will be incorporated into degree programs.

The course was coordinated by Engr. Adrianne Astadan of 1Aero Supplies and Trading and Ruffa Paycana of PhilSCA. It was delivered by Visual Vectoring's representative, Engr. Joy Cosme Amores, Jr. Topics covered included course curriculum, simulator setup, observing simulator performance and managing performance data. We look forward to working with the instructors to ensure students gain the maximum benefit from our technology.

Air Traffic Solutions at the Saudi Airport Exhibition

In addition to showcasing their range of expert Air Traffic Management Services, this week our partners at Air Traffic Solutions are presenting VV technology, including our new LMS, at the Saudi Airport Exhibition. See them at stand 5112. Thanks to Mike Lockwood and John Ruttiman for their great support.

VV Enroute to be used at PhilSCA

Next week, the VV Enroute™ training program will be installed at the Pasay campus of the Philippine State College of Aeronautics. This is the second university in the Philippines and the fifth in the region to make use of Visual Vectoring technology as part of aviation degree programs. Thanks to Adrianne Astadan of 1Aero and Engineer Joy Cosme Amores for facilitating the launch of this product.

LMS Development nears completion

After more than two years of development, the VV Learning Management System (LMS) has been launched and is in final stages of testing. This technology allows our formative courses in ATC surveillance control to be delivered and supervised remotely. Performance records are uploaded into the cloud-based LMS for performance management and review. Students may be monitored and mentored using the built-in teleconferencing system. And features such as gamification, leaderboards and forums provide motivation and a sense of community.

In addition to the delivery of our existing and emerging courseware, this technology has the potential to be used for bespoke refresher training offerings and as a selection tool.

Contact us for more details.

Development of Simulation for CAD Timor Leste

The VV Team is developing simulation for ATC staff at CAD Timor Leste, as part of a transition to new airspace and route structures.

The simulator includes options for standalone, semi-standalone and full networked delivery, and uses speech recognition to reduce the workload for pseudo-pilots. Training will be delivered by the expert team at Air Traffic Solutions.

Pilot Interface for the VV Simulator

VVD Primer Demonstration

This is a short movie demonstrating the Primer functionality that has been incorporated into the VV Simulator and included as part of the upcoming VV Departures course. The student is required to complete ATC actions and interface updates to an on-screen script. This promotes prompt and accurate HMI, and reinforces the use of correct phraseology and procedural knowledge.

VV Departures Development

The development of VV Departures, an add-on to the VV Approach course, is nearing completion. This product teaches the management of departing SID traffic of varying performance, with complexity increasing as airspace restrictions and arriving aircraft are added into the simulation. The formulation of Release Approvals, prioritization, coordination separation, and Interface skills are the key learning outcomes of the product.

A release is expected in September 2021.

Third VV installation completed in China

Subject matter experts have completed a third installation of VV course-ware in China, which included both the VV Approach and VV Enroute programs.

After the successful induction of local trainers in Chengdu, a relaxing time was enjoyed at a local teahouse (above).

Refining Aircraft Trajectories for Simulation

We have been working on improving aircraft profile trajectories in our simulator, and have used ADSB data to model real aircraft performance against the published Eurocontrol data.

Of initial interest is the climb and descent performance in the Terminal Area. We analyzed over 10 million squits from 32,000 flights grouped by type and came up with some interesting conclusions.

The full report can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Using ADSB data for improved modelling of aircraft initial climb performance for ATC simulation

Online Simulator Development

Earlier this year, the VV team made large parts of our course-ware available free-of-charge to ATC trainees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over four hundred students from ten different countries have used our technology over this period.

We used the Microsoft Clickonce technology to deliver our PC-based simulator from an online Learning Management System. This technology requires a large initial download and has other well-known shortcomings.

We are now looking at using different techniques to deliver simulation across the web that will enable full performance measurement reporting into the LMS, as well as gamification and other great features.

We are in late development at the moment and plan to have a testing platform available in September 2020.