Airport & Airline
New ATC controller training study highlights market peaks and troughs
- Category: Airport & Airline
- Created on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:47
The 4th ATC Global Insight Market Intelligence Report is now available online free of charge at http://www.atcglobalhub.com/marketreports and reviews the market from both a high-end level and a bottom up approach, looking at state by state training system applications.
The global air traffic control (ATC) controller training market for new entrant controllers is worth annually around $437.5 million, according to the latest report produced by ATC Global Insight, with follow-on training and new equipment training probably adding a further $150 million to the overall market value.
Annual sales of ATC simulators – outside longstanding FAA contractual arrangements – are running at between $30-$35 million a year, according to the report. There has been a marked slow-down in simulator sales within Europe over the last 18 months or so and the market in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia is relatively buoyant. The market in Africa is still largely dictated by the availability of development funding, with the exception of South Arica.
Paula Milburn, ATC Global Director, said, “At ATC Global we focus on delivering valuable research for the industry throughout the year and this report raises issues that need to be addressed when we bring everyone together in Amsterdam, March 12 – 14, 2013. . Improving controller training is a key priority for the industry and the 2013 event will feature important new training technologies now becoming available to the global ATM community.”