ETC's Aircrew Training Systems Awarded Contract from UAE Air Force for Pilot Selection System
SOUTHAMPTON, PA, USA, March 20, 2014 - Aircrew Training Systems ("ATS"), a division of Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Pink: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company"), announced today the signing of a contract with the United Arab Emirates Air Force ("UAEAF") for the procurement of its state-of-the-art Pilot Selection System ("PSS"). The PSS will help the UAEAF to select the most qualified pilot candidates to continue on to flight training school, and will be installed at Khalifa bin Zayed Air College in Al Ain, UAE next spring. ETC's PSS is an integrated testing program used to determine whether candidates have the required aptitude for becoming a pilot. It evaluates potential aircrew by utilizing extensive cognitive and psychomotor testing. After the most qualified candidates are selected, their ability to execute conscious attention management is assessed in a dynamic motion-based flight simulator to fully determine their suitability for flight training. The system is designed to evaluate large numbers of pilot candidates in a short period of time to select the most qualified flight crew to continue on to training. "We are very pleased to be working once again with the UAE Air Force," said Alper Kus, Vice President of ATS. "This advanced system will not only provide them with a reliable means of screening pilot candidates, but save valuable training resources in the process." ETC has been supplying the UAE Armed Forces with training equipment for nearly three decades, since it first commissioned their Aerospace Medical Training Center in Abu Dhabi in 1986.