Four universities, Aims College, Colorado; Elisabeth City State University, N.C.; Kent State University, Ohio; and Mount San Antonio College, California have chosen CSC’s NexSim™ Radar and Tower air traffic control simulation training systems to aid in the education of future Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers.
The company will furnish 32 NexSim Radars and three Tower simulators among the four schools. The technologies provided by CSC will simulate the experience of working in busy terminals and en-route radar facilities and will work to provide students with simulated on the job experience.
Verna Fitzsimmons, acting dean of KSU’s Aviation Sciences Department said, “With CSC’s technology, we will be able to simultaneously train tower, approach, departure and en-route air traffic controllers, and that new capability offers tremendous team enhancement, safety and operational benefits…This new addition to our curriculum will help us reach our goal to provide students and research partners with the highest quality of visual and simulation capabilities.”
Tom Anderson, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Civil and Government Health Services Group stated, “The selection of NexSim by leading academic institutions confirms CSC’s leadership in the aviation training industry…Our technology enhances the FAA’s Next-Generation Air Transportation System simulation and modeling capability, and helps lower costs while improving air traffic control readiness, safety and performance.”