Tern Systems is pleased to announce that we have signed a software service agreement with Isavia ohf. to deliver the newest version of our airport driving simulator, Orion Driver.

During the last months Tern Systems has been intensively working with Isavia ANS and Isavia Innanlands (Isavia Domestic) towards the operational deployment of the Aries Weather and Aries Lighting system at the Westman Islands airport. Aries Weather has been in operation in Iceland for some time. The upgrade now expands Aries with new ground lighting control capabilities.

The system successfully passed Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) on October 19th.

“This ground lighting control addition to Aries is a major achievement which lays down a path to further partnerships and deployments of the system. ” - Benoit Branger, Project Manager at Tern Systems

Aries Weather and Aries Lighting are part of the Aries integrated tower system which has been operationally proven in Iceland and in Greenland. Designed for the future, it is ready to be updated with new functionalities and technologies. Aries Tower is a next-generation solution for ANSPs, Airports, Heliports and other stakeholders.

Tern Systems will demo Aries at Inter Airport 2021, Booth 526, Munich between 9-12 November.

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Updated: Jul 13, 2021

Tern Systems recently deployed a new version of the Orion Driving Simulator to Isavia, the operator of Keflavik Airport. The latest release adds a Supervisor mode, new driving lanes that are currently under construction at the airport and a range of graphical improvements.

A highly-accurate simulation of the airport environment allows Keflavik Airport staff to familiarise and practice driving new road layouts safely and effectively. The newly-added driving lanes include high-speed roads for Keflavik airport's fire department.

A part of Isavia's airport training program

As Covid-19 recovery efforts continue, passenger numbers at Keflavik Airport are again increasing and Airport Operations Managers are onboarding new employees. New staff are trained so that they may safely work on the aprons in various roles supporting essential airport operations such as Baggage Handling, Airport Security, Passenger Transport and Emergency Responders. Isavia's training department at Keflavik Airport uses the Orion Driving Simulator as a part of the training program for new employees at the airport.

Effective and affordable training solution

Orion Driver is ultra-high definition airport driving simulator which uses Unreal Engine 4™ to provide an affordable training solution with unrivalled support and development potential. The users are allowed to drive in various types of scenarios at the airport, which is usually not possible during real world training. With more familiarisation to different circumstances, the number of airside driving accidents caused by inexperienced personnel can be reduced. The simulator can easily be implemented into training programs for airports and is a complete product that is ready to use with simple installations. It may completely replace airside driving during Airport Driving Permit training courses in the future.

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Check out the video below about our Orion Driving Simulator