GAIA is a European project labelled by Aerospace Valley. The project, which began in July 2007 and will last 3 and a half years, plans the development of an interoperability platform between different aeronautic and air traffic control simulation methods.
This project aims to provide a collaborative platform for the global aeronautic simulation system for industrialists and research centres implied in important national and European projects like SESAR.
OKTAL is participating in developing the interfaces that will enable the major actors (AIRBUS, DSNA, ENAC, THALES) to connect to the GAIA platform.
The acquired experience in developing training systems for air traffic controllers (Scansim products www.scansim.com) makes OKTAL one of the major actors in the elaboration of the aeronautic simulation system operability platform. OKTAL has, in particular, the leadership in developing:
the interfaces that will enable the different central characters to connect to GAIA,
This project is being developed for AIRBUS. Within a partnership, OKTAL has been developing the FWC simulation packages since the beginning of 2007.
AIRBUS is marketing FWC Training packages that OKTAL is in charge of developing. The FWC Engineering packages enabling AIRBUS to validate the future aircraft standards are also made by OKTAL.
OKTAL has installed a production process to carry out the development and tests of the different FWC packages.
OKTAL produces the different simulation packages by using the V cycle development process. From the phase when the data from AIRBUS arrives and is analysed, through to the phase of documentation and different software component delivery, OKTAL uses a rigorous process, which was originally established by AIRBUS, to go through each stage of the development cycle without risk.
HEP is a multiplatform «Enemy/Friendly Helicopter » simulator that has been developed for the Flight Test Centre (CEV) in Istres.
The CEV is the state organisation in charge of the capacitation of all civil or military aircraft in service on the French territory. The HEP simulator is for:
The implementation of tactical scenarios,
Training test engineers,
The operational validation of intra-patrol or inter-patrol plane communication,
IHS ergonomic research for new standards
The HEP enables several helicopters (TIGRE, GAZELLE and PUMA) to be simulated via a generic cab, a cockpit and a control panel with tactile LCD screens. The pilot and co-pilot commands are reproduced and the azimuthal control is coupled to a force-feedback system.
Two virtual reality helmets coupled to position captors enable the pilots and co-pilots to simulate the visual methods IR, NVG or spotting scopes.
The visual uses a real 3D database covering 26 square degrees.
The main advantages of the HEP are:
Its reconfiguration capacity: the HEP can simulate 3 carriers and their instruments, controls and SNA.
Its interoperability: the HEP has its own tactical environment server that communicates with other tactical environments or simulators by means of DIS and/or HLA.
OKTAL has upgraded the Mirage 2000 D/N simulation platform at the Flight Trial Centre (CEV) in Istres, France.
The CEV is the state organisation that deals with the capacitation of all civil and military aircraft in service on the French territory. It also takes care of expertise missions and embarked system assessment. In the same way, the CEV at the trial base in Istres, carries out the assessment and qualification of French military aircraft.
For this, the CEV uses three M2000D simulators. The Mirage 2000D, an air-to-ground attack aircraft, will be taken out of service as from 2020. Until then, modifications on the embarked systems will be made.
These upgrades have meant renovating the existing M2000D simulators.
A realistic simulator: equipped with a cab replica of the Mirage 2000D cockpit and a trial monitoring room,
Two simplified simulators: each equipped with a cab, and a trial monitoring room for both.
The renovation carried out by OKTAL consisted mainly of the following components:
Integration of the simulators into the SAGESSE workshop.
Real 3D 26 square degree database that can be regenerated.
Pedagogical analysis, design and software development of a CBT suite (including tools, contents, evaluation MCQs) for the new Russian regional jet SSJ 100.
Complete pedagogical support to theoretical training of ground (maintenance) and flight (pilots, attendants) personnel.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) was founded in 2000 to lead its major project – Sukhoi Superjet 100. SSJ100 is a conceptually new platform designed specifically for a 100-seat segment offering the most efficient combination of high-level comfort, operation flexibility and advanced technologies The Sukhoi Superjet 100 family is comprised of 78- and 98-seaters in basic (SSJ100/95B & SSJ100/75B) and long-range (SSJ100/95LR and SSJ100/75LR) configuration.
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company selected OKTAL to supply and support Computer Based Training software for it’s Sukhoi Superjet100 aircraft. A training course dedicated to Airline personnel (Pilots, flight attendants, maintenance personnel) will be provided according to EASA and JAA standards.
The project features the following scope of work:
Oktal advises SCAC on the training centre policy of the (organisation, general design of the training program)
Oktal designs and develops the Sukhoi Superjet 100 CBT to include a complete CBT courseware detailed design & development, tools for instructors, tests design and development, deployment.
As a result SCAC will become autonomous during and after the end of the project : this will be achieved through some SCAC personnel being involved during the project design and development.
Compliance to European regulations (Part66, JAR-FCL, JAR-OPS) in force.
Complete software suite, which allows the dissemination of theoretical courses either by an instructor (classroom training) or in autonomous manner, as well as knowledge assessment (MCQs).