The SATCE Working Group will update ARINC Specification 439A: Guidance for Simulated Air Traffic Control Environments in Flight Simulation Training Devices. The project will result in Supplement 1 to ARINC Specification 439A.
The project defines and develops guidance on the provision of Simulated ATC Environment (SATCE, pronounced ‘sat-see’) in FSTDs for the benefit of flight crew training. The guidance recommends a more mature set of requirements, and provides commentary on scope, integration, qualification, and maintenance.
The standard is a resource for users and operators who wish to incorporate the simulation of other traffic, ATC and a high fidelity communications environment into their flight training devices and programs. It also assists both users and suppliers in the flight simulation industry to meet emerging SATCE requirements and the guidance material in ICAO Document 9625, Manual of Criteria for the Qualification of Flight Simulation Training Devices.
ARINC Specification 439A provides a clear reference, developed by a wide range of experts across the pilot training industry, for training providers to develop and field SATCE solutions, whether as low-level stand-alone training systems, add-ons to existing flight training devices, or as an integrated part of a high fidelity flight training device, such as a full flight simulator.
The working group and document provides the following benefits to industry:
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