UK-based aviation simulation and training firm Micro Nav has received a contract from Brussels Airport to deliver a Airside Driver Training (ADT) simulator.
The contract includes supply of an ADT simulator system and a 3D model of Brussels Airport, together with 50 aircraft and vehicle models, which are to be completed by November 2013.
The deal is in line with Eurocontrol’s European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions (EAPPRI).
The EAPPRI guideline is observed by the Local Runway Safety Team (LRST), a consultative platform of Brussels Airport Company, which is responsible for preventing runway incursions and safety issues that could arise during operations on the manoeuvring area.
Brussels Airport Authority safety development manager Davy Van Hyfte said that Micro Nav’s Airside Driver Trainer will help to improve driver training and reduce the risk of accidents and damage caused to aircraft and infrastructure.
"It will ensure that our drivers are well-trained and we continue to improve safe and efficient driving standards at Brussels Airport," Hyfte said.
The simulator would allow airside drivers to practice driving at night, in low visibility, in high traffic and during emergency training scenarios without going out of the training facility.
According to the company, the simulator will help the new drivers familiarise to airside driving, while allowing them to rehearse and develop their radio skills simultaneously.
Belgium’s Brussels Airport serves about 250,000 aircraft movements annually.
Image: Airside Driver Trainer will help Brussels Airport to boost driver training, while reducing the risk of accidents and damage to aircraft and infrastructures.