Trial Progress – Using Quadrant INTERACT™

March 2018 (3:06) – This video focuses on recent trial progress using Quadrant INTERACT™ – a fully automated Simulated ATC Environment (SATCE) for professional flight simulation training devices (FSTDs).

Experiencing INTERACT – Interview with AFTA Cadets

March 2018 (2:53) – Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA).Recent graduate Hayley Scannell and cadet Shaun Williams comment on their experience of using Quadrant INTERACT™ simulated ATC environment (SATCE) on an MPS B737-800W flight simulator.

QUADRANT INTERACT™ – Benefits for Airlines and Training Providers

August 2016 (4:32) – An executive summary of the benefits for airlines and flight training organisations of incorporating INTERACT in flight simulator training.

QUADRANT INTERACT™ – FFS Arrival Training Scenario – with Go-Around

August 2016 (6:12) – An approach training scenario is demonstrated with INTERACT integrated with a Boeing 737 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The flight crew are also faced with a go-around (GA) training event on final approach in to London Heathrow.

QUADRANT INTERACT™ – Departure Scenario from LHR Runway 09R

March 2018 (7:10) – This video follows a departure sequence from London Heathrow using Quadrant INTERACT™ to simulate the ATC and traffic environment in a B737 NG FSTD. It demonstrates INTERACT in multi-crew training, and how a fully automated SATCE solution can be used alongside instruction.
Enhanced Training
Cost Saving
QUADRANT INTERACT™ is a pilot training tool that delivers a Simulated Air Traffic Control Environment (SATCE) solution for any Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD).
INTERACT delivers a flexible, dynamic and interactive simulated virtual environment for FSTDs that includes real-time other traffic and automated ATC services. Along with the visual scene and weather, INTERACT can be seen as the ‘missing link’ that completes the external environment simulation. This training technology delivers realistic crew workloads and supports the development of core pilot competences, including situational awareness and communication.
Easily configurable and designed to allow customisation, INTERACT can be used to meet specific training requirements for diverse end users whilst creating a tailored training environment.

“Once simulated ATC environment has been introduced and validated, the benefits will be highly advantageous to all subsequent advanced training.”

ICAO DOC 9625 4th Ed 2015


ATC Simulation

INTERACT simulates multiple ATC services and associated radio communications to other traffic and the ownship using innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and text-to-speech (TTS) technology. Accent-tolerant advanced speech recognition (SR) technology is used to automate radio communications between ATC and the ownship. INTERACT can also include the simulation of ATC-ownship data link communications.

Instructor Role and Tools

This technology frees the instructor from role-playing ATC, to more effectively to observe and train the flight crew. INTERACT has been designed with the instructor in mind. It provides new tools for the instructor to use both in the simulator training session and the subsequent debrief.

Dynamic Interaction

When INTERACT is active, ownship and other traffic sharing the same flight paths and ground routings in real time. This allows threats from other traffic to the ownship to be simulated, such as an aircraft ahead of the ownship. The behaviour of the ownship may perturb other traffic and vice versa, changing ATC decisions affecting instructions and clearances.

Other Traffic Simulation

INTERACT can simulate real-world traffic, or other traffic intensity and patterns when these are more appropriate for the training requirement.