The 4-flight Human-Machine Interface on our simulator

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In the context of the French DSNA’s next generation ATC system, COFLIGHT and 4flight project, the ENAC school in Toulouse entrusted us with the creation of a replica of the 4flight human machine interface for ESCAPE. This will allow the ENAC to deliver the requested training services for COFLIGHT and 4flight on their ESCAPE platform.

Cutting edge HMI functionalities

The 4flight HMI is Thales’ new-generation, high-performance ATM system with an open architecture supporting advanced interoperability standards. Based on Java HMI, if offers a new ATCO HMI designed from ergonomic studies with advanced ATC tools in an innovative stripless system designed by operational staff for controllers.

ENAC and EUROCONTROL, stronger together

On the basis of the functional description of the 4flight HMI, the EUROCONTROL team is configuring its own ESCAPE platform to be able to realistically mimic the advanced HMI. Once the ESCAPE version of 4flight is sufficiently mature, a team of ENAC experts will conduct the verification and acceptance tests.

This fruitful cooperation will allow ENAC to quickly use the new HMI time on their existing ESCAPE platform, just a few months after the initial requirements phase.


4Flight in ESCAPE – example of cooperation tools:

Xavier Pretat

Xavier Pretat


“This project is a nice demonstration of how ENAC and EUROCONTROL can join forces to enrich ESCAPE with a new and powerful HMI.”

Do you need to emulate a new HMI on an ATC training or simulation platform? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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