Modelling and provision of realistic ATC systems for simulations and training

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Access best-in-class solutions to realistically model any ATC system

Do you want to carry out an airport or airspace simulation at your R&D centre? Do you need to train your air traffic controllers in techniques like Time-Based Separation?

Whatever kind of simulation you need to carry out, EUROCONTROL can provide you with solutions adapted to your training, validation and research needs. Drawing on over 50 years of experience in designing, developing and operating advanced ATC and Tower simulators, we have built two world-class platforms: ESCAPE for real-time en-route and approach ATC simulations; eDEP, a light-weight simulator for rapid prototyping that is a key component in our advanced Integrated Tower Working Position.

Together, we can build an ATC/Tower simulator or training system based on your requirements and further customised with plug-ins for a full-scale simulation environment.

A powerful real-time ATM platform to validate any scenario at any scale

With the affordable, SESAR-compliant ESCAPE platform, you can replicate any ATC system to validate any ATM concept. Provided free of charge (software only – with an administration fee) for EUROCONTROL member states, the solution has a modular design that enables a wide range of capabilities including CPDLC, high-fidelity aircraft performance, datalink and powerful HMI tool kit.

Lightweight platform ideal for research and rapid-prototyping

Our low-cost, lightweight ATM simulator, eDEP, is the perfect environment for your research, advanced concept projects and rapid prototyping. eDEP features all essential Tower and ATC functionalities and easily integrates more advanced features. The key component in our ITWP, it is also used by ANSPs, industrial partners and research institutes.

Expert support to get more from your simulators

All of our simulators can be adapted to your specific needs. You will also benefit from personalised support with installation and upgrades – either at our research centre in the Paris region or directly at your site. As a member of our user community, you can share best practises and suggest improvements during bi-annual meetings.

Use cases

Assessing the feasibility of Time Based Separation – SESAR

As part of a SESAR research and development project, we are working closely with 4 major partners (Vienna, CDG Paris, Copenhagen and Zurich) to implement Time Based Separation. The aim of TBS is to reduce the gap in landing rates with light and strong headwind...

ESCAPE in a demonstration of the world’s first Virtual Centre

Virtual Centres are a means to reduce fragmentation among the ATC systems in Europe and will make operations between ATS units much more flexible. They will allow multiple ATSUs to appear as a single system to airspace users. These improvements will make for...

Implementing ATM concepts and networks with ESCAPE – FAB

Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs) were established to optimise capacity and efficiency in European airspace and facilitate cooperation. Created irrespective of national borders, these blocks involve numerous players, HMIs, flight plans and aircraft for both military...

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Our solutions

Highly-qualified teams to assist and guide you

Our people are one of the greatest assets in delivering customised ATM validation solutions and services. At the EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre, a dedicated team has been working tirelessly to meet and exceed customer expectations for over 50 years. To achieve the...

ESCAPE: world-class ATC real-time simulator

ESCAPE is a scalable EUROCONTROL ATM real-time simulation platform supporting small- and large-scale simulations in the following areas: Airspace design for both en-route and TMA; Evaluation of new operational concepts and controller tools; Pre-operational validation...

A proven methodology, applied for SESAR research

Ensure stakeholder buy-in by adopting a proven approach to validation of your ATM concept To ensure that your key stakeholder investment decisions are as informed as possible, you need to follow a clear roadmap in ATM concept development from research to...