New ATC Controller Training Study Highlights Market Peaks and Troughs

Jul 25, 2012, 11:36 ET from ATC Global

LONDON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The growth of air traffic in developing regions, along with an ageing population of controllers in North America and Europe, is creating new competition for resources. New simulator technologies and greater consolidation of training centres can help to bring down controller training costs dramatically, according to this report.

The 4th ATC Global Insight Market Intelligence Report is now available online free of charge at* 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."  

This report is sponsored by Micro Nav Ltd, a leading developer and supplier of ATC simulation and training systems; the digital KVM specialist Guntermann & Drunck and UFA, a principal supplier of ATC simulation technology.

The next report in the series will be En-route surveillance radars. 

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Notes to Editors:

*The ATC Global Market Intelligence Report Series are independently researched by the ATC Global Insight team and edited by Philip Butterworth-Hayes

This report is available free of charge as part of the ATC Global Market Intelligence Report Series at along with the first two reports released earlier this year: The market for wide-angle/beyond airport surface ADS-B surveillance and the market for advanced-surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS).

The first three reports released earlier this year are:

The market for wide-angle/beyond airport surface ADS-B surveillance

The market for advanced-surface movement guidance and control systems (A-SMGCS).

The market for ground-based and space-based augmentation systems

The next three reports will cover:

En-route surveillance radars 
Airport surveillance radars 
Radar displays 

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