ORLANDO, Fla., June 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adacel announced today that the Company has successfully completed an upgrade to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulators in use at Miami Dade College in south Florida. Adacel is well known in the global ATC community for their state-of-the-art MaxSim line of ATC simulators, but this marked the inaugural upgrade to a NexSim ATC simulator system, which Adacel acquired in April this year.
Miami Dade College (MDC) opened in 1960 and now operates seven campuses and two centers in south Florida with more than 165,000 students enrolled from across the world. MDC is a member school in the FAA Collegiate Training Initiative (CTI) program, which was established in 1990 by the FAA to help recruit and train prospective ATC specialists for employment in the US National Airspace System. Miami Dade opened their Aviation Building in January 2002 at their campus in Homestead, Florida and their aviation program operates from the Homestead campus, Miami International Airport and Miami Executive Airport. They employ ATC simulators at both the Homestead campus as well as at their facility at the Miami International Airport.
Miami Dade and several other CTI schools currently using the NexSim simulators have now joined Adacel's comprehensive technical support network. The Adacel upgrade to MDC's facilities encompassed the simulators at both the Homestead campus and Miami International. It included three additional enroute control stations and expanded the pseudo-pilot positions needed to support role play in the operation of the simulator scenarios.
"The CTI schools are committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities for young people interested in pursuing careers in aviation and Adacel is committed to providing the advanced technology needed to create an exceptional learning environment," said Seth Brown, CEO Adacel.
ATC simulators are used to provide students with realistic hands-on practice applying air traffic control rules and techniques in a simulated environment to reinforce the advanced skills needed to be a competent controller. The FAA and more than 90 percent of the CTI colleges now rely on Adacel simulators to accomplish this key aspect of training at their various schools and at operational facilities. These systems help to accomplish and maintain the FAA's exemplary standard of controller proficiency and air safety.
Adacel is a leading developer of advanced simulation and training solutions, speech recognition applications and operational air traffic management systems. Adacel is particularly well known for innovations within the ATC simulation and speech recognition fields. The Company's products are widely used throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. For more information about Adacel, please visit www.Adacel.com.
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