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Cobra and Airliner1 go stateside

on Wednesday, 17 September 2014. Posted in September 2014


Scottish collaboration in global first

Cobra Simulation Limited is delighted to announce that they, together with Airliner1 were invited to attend the FSEMC (Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference) in Tulsa Oklahoma by ASTi (Advanced Simulation Technology inc.).  ASTi, here to launch a groundbreaking package for the ATC simulator sector and have partnered with Cobra and Airliner1 to create a world first.  This annual conference sees the world’s major flight simulator manufacturers and commercial airlines come together and is the perfect platform for these companies to showcase their wares to the people who really matter.

Power in numbers

ASTi is an industry leader in audio and communications systems and is at the conference to launch SERA, the world’s first fully automated, interactive, real time ATC simulator system.  And ASTi has teamed up with Cobra and Airliner1 to take their new concept to a previously unimaginable level.  ASTi’s Simulated Environment for Realistic ATC (SERA) transparently creates a dynamic, artificially intelligent environment filled with aircraft and air traffic controllers to increase the realism of flight training.  A system that provides a truly immersive ATC and traffic experience in the air and on the ground, the SERA system, in conjunction with the Cobra display and the Airliner1 cockpit, makes for a unique and presently unrivalled opportunity for flight training.

Immediate savings for the airline industry

SERA works with real time airport and airline information to eliminate the need for instructor role-play by introducing real-world communication demands, and increasing training value, at the same time as reducing training costs.  In Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) scenarios crews receive and read back dynamic, customized ATC instructions from pushback to taxi amid all the other traffic present in the real world.  State-of-the-art speech technology teaches and reinforces proper radio phraseology to new pilots, including those who speak English as a second language.  These benefits, combined with the quality of the Cobra display and the Airliner1 cockpit are tipped to transform flight training.

The sky’s the limit

This combination of expertise, technology, innovation and enthusiasm is a perfect example of what three separate companies can achieve by working together.  In this instance, these companies have combined forces to create an innovative and currently untouchable turnkey flight training solution at a highly cost effective price.  This really is synergy at its very finest.

Here’s what the people involved have to say:

Alexander Bradley, Managing Director at Cobra Simulation: “This event is another example of why partnerships in business are so important.  Independently we each already have great solutions, however when you combine them we create a solution for the aviation industry that is truly unique and unmatched.”

Steve Masson, Managing Director at Airliner1: “Together we are able to provide the complete solution which transforms the future of flight simulation training.  The buzz around the booth has been great.”

Neil Waterman, Commercial Aviation Lead at ASTi:  “Having our partners join us on the booth helped demonstrate how effective SERA, our ATC software is for training pilots. The feedback we have had has been great.”

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