Sky Seven and ST Electronics Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Aviation Training for Oman
The Virtual Aerodrome Laboratory will be the First-of-its-Kind Simulation-Based Learning System Developed in Oman
Singapore, 4 October 2017 – Sky Seven LLC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) with the aim to promote a Virtual Aerodrome Laboratory (VAL), a simulation-based learning system for the aviation industry, which will be the first of its kind in the Sultanate of Oman.
The MOU was signed by Mr Khalil Al Rahbi, Executive Chairman of Sky Seven and Mr Chan Hua Tek, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems).
The VAL re-creates an airport aerodrome in a realistic virtual setting, and will be equipped with a large 120 Degree screen that provide trainees with an immersive learning experience. The VAL will simulate situations that are challenging and dangerous in real life. Trainees will learn airport planning and design, air traffic management, airside and flight operations, airport emergency preparedness and crisis simulation, from the comfort and safety of the simulator.
Scenarios can also be created to facilitate interactions between various types of airport vehicles including planes, fire engines and ground vehicles. Participants will get to role-play as ground controllers, air traffic controllers and ground entity controllers to gain practical skills that they will require on the job.
“Simulation-based learning is a constructive and extensively used learning model that is widely adopted in the military and aviation sectors to maximize training safety and minimize risk. The agreement with ST Electronics is in line with our vision for Sky Seven to develop aviation professionals and trainees with industry relevant skillsets,” said Mr Khalil Al Rahbi, Executive Chairman of Sky Seven.
The MOU also covers cooperation between the two parties in other projects such as skills training for aviation professionals, development of Learning Systems and educational applications in schools and colleges.
Mr Chan Hua Tek, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) said, “Simulation-based learning offers industry professionals and trainees a unique, hands-on opportunity to hone their skills in a controlled yet highly realistic environment. We are pleased to work with Sky Seven to deliver more of such innovative and experiential training technologies to the Oman market.”
About Sky Seven LLC
Sky Seven is an Omani aviation training and consultancy company with a strong knowledge of local and international knowledge, expertise and networks. It provides services in all aviation related fields including but not limited to airports, airport transport, aircraft maintenance, manpower deployment & training, air traffic management, cargo handling, ground handling services, catering, VIP lounges, and pilot training. It aims to work closely and strategically with Oman aviation sectors to realize the country’s vision to become one of the world’s leading providers of aviation services. For more information, please visit www.skysevenoman.com.
About ST Electronics
ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited) is the electronics arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, one of the largest public-listed companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange. ST Electronics is a global engineering company specialising in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems. Our capabilities are in Rail & Intelligent Transportation; Satellite & Broadband Communications; Info Comm Technologies; Command & Control operations, Training & Simulation; Intelligent Building & Security Systems and Cybersecurity. We have a presence in over 20 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.
About ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems)
ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) is a leading provider of advanced simulation and training solutions for the aviation, maritime and land domains. We are also a recognised security organisation for port facilities, and offer specialised maritime education and training services. Through end-to-end training centre management and support services, we help clients accelerate their achievement of operational readiness while reaping efficiencies. Our edutainment solutions enhance experiences of users through simulation-based learning, interactive mobile content and location-based entertainment systems. Together with our subsidiaries VT MÄK in the US and Antycip Simulation in Europe, we are able to offer clients the full spectrum of training, modelling and simulation solutions globally. For more information, please visit www.stengg.com.
Dr Aziz Latip
Chief Executive Officer
Sky Seven LLC
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