Republic Polytechnic commissions Virtual Aero lab
The Virtual Aerodrome Laboratory (VAL), which is the first of its kind at a tertiary institution in Singapore, re-creates an aerodrome in a virtual setting.
December 19, 2013
Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic (RP) has commissioned its new Virtual Aerodrome Laboratory (VAL) developed by ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems). The VAL, which is the first of its kind at a tertiary institution in Singapore, re-creates an aerodrome in a virtual setting and boasting a 120-degree screen, the simulator will provide students from RP’s Diploma in Aviation Management an immersive learning experience. The system allows roles and scenarios to be simulated, including airport planning and design, air traffic management, airside and flight operations management, airport emergency preparedness and crisis simulation. Up to 360 students will benefit from the new facility and can engage in real-time interaction between various types of airport vehicles including planes, fire engines and ground vehicles. They can also role-play as ground controllers, air traffic controllers and pilots to gain practical skills that they will require on the job.