• Development of Common ATC Simulation Training Assessment Criteria Based On Future Pan-European Single-Sky Targets

  • Eskişehir Technical University

    Department of Air Traffic Control

  • University of Zagreb

    Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

  • Technische Universität Braunschweig

    Institute of Flight Guidance


The primary objective of this project is to develop common assessment criteria for simulation training courses within the Air Traffic Controller (ATCo) basic training in order to improve students’ competencies regarding working effectively and in harmony within the integrated Pan-European air traffic system; improve metrics and scoring tools for the evaluations of students according to future targets of this system such as efficiency and economics; and provide guidelines and recommended practices for enhanced ATCo training across the Europe.

The project proposes an innovative approach to measure the performance of ATCo students in radar simulations based on flight cockpit and integrated ATC and flight cockpit simulations. Instructions of ATCo students will be tested in terms of airspace occupancy, service times, aircraft fuel consumption, pilot workload and readability and implementability of ATCo instructions by pilot.

Project Stages

  • A1 - Radar Simulation Experiments: Baseline Study

  • A2, A3 - Cockpit Simulations: Baseline Study

  • A4 - Development of Assessment Criteria

  • A5 - Comparison of New and Current Assessment Criteria

  • A6, A7 - Improvement of Radar Simulation Training

  • A8, A9 - Simulation Experiments: Test of New Assessment Criteria

  • A10 - Finalization of Assessment Criteria and Training Support Documents


ATCOSIMA brings together 3 highly qualified universities!

  • Cem Çetek
  • Fulya Aybek Çetek
  • Zekeriya Kaplan
  • Kadir Dönmez
  • Emre Aydoğan
  • Orhan Ertuğrul Güçlü
  • Onur Baştürk
  • Hamit Alkın Kasap
  • Ramazan Kürşat Çeçen
  • Aleksandar Jazić
  • Igor Roščak
  • Marin Andrijašević
  • Biljana Juričić
  • Bruno Antulov-Fantulin
  • Tea Rogošić
  • Tomislav Radišić
  • Ivana Francetić
  • Anita Domitrović
  • Doris Novak
  • Petar Andraši
  • Mira Pavlinović
  • Karolina Krajček Nikolić
  • Ernest Bazijanac
  • Paul Frost
  • Ingo Voessel
  • Mario Kallenbach
  • Thomas Feuerle
  • Stephan Kocks
  • Mirko Stanisak


In long term, the project outputs are expected to support development of standardized ATC training, increased awareness in safety, efficiency, economics targets of integrated ATM management in Europe, improved employment and mobility opportunities for ATCO candidates, reduction of the job adaption periods, costs and durations of advanced training for ANSP, and enhanced quality of air traffic services and sustained growth of air transportation and connected regional economies in Europe.

Intellectual Outputs



September 2017



Project Starts

October 2017

25 26


Project Kick-off Meeting

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March 2018

01 30


Radar Simulation Experiments ZFOT



Project Exhibition

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April 2018

01 30


Radar Simulation Experiments AU

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June 2018

18 22


TUBS Experiments

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ATCo Trainees Workshop

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Social Event

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Project Teamwork

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TUBS Experiments

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May 2019

09 10


ZIRP 2019, Croatia

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October 2019

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10th ASPAG Meeting, UAE

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December 2019

02 05


SESAR Innovation Days, Greece

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January 2020

27 30


ESCAPE Light Meeting, France

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June 2020

01 15


BEST Experiments 2020

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