Instructors Complete Training on Australia’s Advanced Control Tower System

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – 28 June 2011 – The instructors who will train air traffic controllers in the operation of Australia’s state of the art control tower automation system have completed their training in Melbourne.  Five ATC instrutors from across the country attended the “train the trainer” course in June at Airservices Australia’s Learning Academy in Melbourne.

The system know as INTAS, or Integrated Tower Automation Suite, will be installed in 4 new control towers currently under construction at Adelaide, Broome, Melbourne and Rockhampton.  The cutting edge system is being supplied under a contract awarded to Sensis Corporation and strategic partner NAV CANADA.

INTAS is scalable and adaptable sytem designed to support sites ranging from major international airports to general aviation facilities.  All suites will interface with The Australian Advanced Air Traffic System (TAAATS) – Australia’s Terminal, En Route and Oceanic control system.

The new control tower system is a leap forward in integration, human machine interface (HMI), safety, decision support, and data sharing.  The system provides air traffic controllers with a fully integrated, “glass tower” solution – coupling flight data, air and surface surveillance, weather, aeronautical information and voice communications at a common tower workstation.

Brolair International is providing program support and operational advice to the prime contractor, Sensis Corporation, East Syracuse, New York.