Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), a leading engineering organization responsible for the master planning, design, infrastructure development and construction of Dubai’s dynamic aviation sector, has selected UK-based Micro Nav Limited’s market-leading ATC tower simulator suite, BEST, to support its plans for air traffic growth at both Dubai and Al Maktoum International Airports.

Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans), the provider of air navigation services and air traffic control for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, will be deploying the BEST ATC simulator to enable the planned technological advancements, while defining the concept of operations, and increasing its training capacity to support the continuous growth.

The new simulator suite extends the existing Micro Nav tower simulation platform with two additional 360° tower simulators, ten single-person tower simulators, plus integration with existing simulation assets and new ATM systems procured to support dans’ growth strategy.

“The selection of Micro Nav’s BEST simulator is in line with our strategy to embrace the latest technology to enable Dubai to efficiently deal with the increasing air traffic as the city is witnessing the fastest recovery in the aviation industry. The new simulator suite will ensure efficient and safe handling of this increased traffic,” said Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of dans.

“dans has the vision to manage this demand through an increase in simulator capacity, but also providing the Air Traffic Controllers with the tools to undertake their job as efficiently as possible whilst maintaining safety standards,” he added.

UK-based Micro Nav has been working with dans for its ATC simulation capability since 2004. Over the 15-year relationship, Micro Nav has successfully delivered multiple projects to support the growth of air traffic in Dubai. This new award extends the shared ambition to maintain a leading ATC simulation capability to support the complex and busy airport environments of Dubai.

Greg Pile, Managing Director, Micro Nav, said: “With such a long-standing relationship with dans and the UAE, I am delighted that DAEP has chosen Micro Nav as the outstanding simulation solution to support its plans for growth. Micro Nav has been part of a significant journey for aviation growth in Dubai, and to be part of the next chapter shows the trust that DAEP and dans has in Micro Nav.”