CAE Unveils ATC Feature

By Tish Drake | June 7, 2007
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CAE said it introduced CAE True Environment, a feature for its simulation products designed to provide a more immersive, realistic and higher fidelity training environment. The company said its True Environment is available for the CAE 5000 Series and CAE 7000 Series full-flight simulators (FFSs), and CAE Simfinity training devices. CAE teamed with Adacel, which is based in Orlando, Fla., to provide high volume air and ground traffic linked to realistic and context-specific voice communications using sophisticated speech recognition and text-to-speech technology. The automated communication covers exchanges between the student pilots and simulated entities such as other aircraft, airport controllers and airport ground vehicles. Interactive and fully integrated within the flight simulator, CAE True Environment ensures that what pilots say and hear is fully correlated with what they see in the simulator’s visuals.  CAE True Environment will also reduce instructor and evaluator workload by eliminating the need for ATC role-playing. “Market dynamics, such as increasingly crowded airspace and younger, less experienced pilots, place a greater demand on simulation to deliver an authentic and realistic training environment,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s Group President, Simulation Products and Military Training & Services. The CAE 7000 Series Boeing 787 FFSs, currently on order from Qantas, China Eastern and Japan Airlines, will all be equipped with CAE True Environment.  Lufthansa Flight Training is currently integrating Adacel’s ATC technology into a CAE-built A319 FFS and over the next several months, Lufthansa flight crews will use the ATC capabilities during regular refresher training. For related news

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