NASA’s airport simulator

Air traffic is busier every year, so controllers have a hard time doing their job property! Those people are under serious stress! No wonder why the highest suicide rates are among air traffic controllers! Maybe NASA has a solution. They can simulate any airport in the world, at Ames Research Center, all they need to do, is to press a button.

Every year, more people use planes for their transport. This means that airline companies are increasing number of their planes, and this leads to, more planes in the air and more stress to the air traffic controllers. In the last 40 years, the number of airline passengers increased 10 times, to 3 billion passengers a year! By the 2030, 6 billion people will use planes for their transport every year!

This means we will require more experienced air traffic controllers! Luckily, NASA’s simulator looks promising! It allows controllers to improve their skills. It is a 360 degrees airport control tower simulator, which can simulate any weather conditions at any airport in the world. All you need to power the simulator down, restart it, and you can choose different airport!

At the moment only big and busy airports are available, but this is the point of this device! This simulator is very good in preparing the controllers for unexpected! For example, with several minor settings, it will simulate sudden snowstorm at Los Angeles airport.

This gives the opportunity to controllers to adapt and prepare for any situation, possible or even less possible, which can occur while they are working! The new version of this simulator will be able to simulate busier air space. This means that controllers can prepare for the future of their job!


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