A challenging project during challenging times requires innovation. And this is exactly what happened with the remote delivery of an airways simulator for Malaysia’s new Mukah Airport.
A large TotalControl tower simulator has been successfully tested and installed remotely, an innovative approach to simulator delivery by Airways International Ltd (AIL) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through cross-border collaboration and the innovative use of technology, they started on this brilliant solution just a few weeks after international borders closed in March 2020.
This is the second simulation project to be successfully completed as a remote installation. It provides a cost-effective solution that enables air navigation service providers to continue ATC training during lockdowns and travel restrictions.
In a similar, innovative theme, we saw that NAVBLUE will support the implementation of performance-based navigation in Indonesia.
This initiative is part of the EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project, funded by the EU and implemented by EASA. The goal is to undertake PBN implementation at airports in Indonesia targeted at enhancing safety for air passengers in airports mainly flown by ATR operators.
Thanks to these new procedures, ATR operators can benefit from enhanced safety measures in approach and an increased window of operations.
This is a great example of impactful cooperation between European and South-East Asian partners to improve safety. And it's certainly a model to replicate in the future.
It's brilliant to see these projects pushing through the tough times and finding new ways to find a solution! We hope to see much more of it.
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