On 27 June 2017 our Entry Point North site in Ireland officially opened a new air traffic control tower simulator in Dublin. The high-technology simulator is the second such installation in Europe following on from Entry Point North’s TWR simulator in Copenhagen. This installation will be the platform for all future aerodrome training for the Dublin-based air traffic control officers of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). The new tower simulator will serve to manage the increased training demand from Dublin ATC operations to handle the ever increasing airport traffic.
“This innovative system is supporting our growing needs at Dublin Airport: traffic at Dublin Airport has grown significantly over the past few years and work is underway to develop a new parallel runway by 2020.”
– said IAA CEO Eamonn Brennan.
The new simulator consists of twenty-two 65″ UHD displays that are driven by high performance image generators incorporating top quality graphics cards. The display system gives a 270° horizontal field of view, and has a diameter of 8 metres with a height of 1.5 metres. It is also possible to show a 360° field of view on the physical 270° screen. The system provides an ultra-sharp picture, as 47,500 x 3,840 pixels are projected onto a 19 x 1.5 metre screen. The setup provides room for five tower controller positions and up to eight pilot positions. Some of these positions are also suitable to use for approach or area control training.
“The new simulator opening marks another great milestone for Entry Point North Group; we are a world-leading Air Traffic Management training provider and this technologically advanced tower simulator in Dublin positions us well in the years ahead.”
– said Entry Point North CEO Anne Kathrine Jensen, speaking at the launch.