Spanish engineering group ADELTE is to reveal its revamped Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) docking simulator Apronaut at Inter Airport Europe in Munich.
Apronaut is the world’s first software-based PBB docking simulator, facilitating comprehensive training for PBB operators in a zero-risk environment. The simulator enables staff to undertake training repeatedly, performing docking and undocking procedures on any type of aircraft, quickly gaining skills and confidence without the need to risk real equipment or take PBBs out of service.
Launched at Inter Airport in 2011, Apronaut has been redeveloped over the past year to include a flat screen displaying the aircraft and PBB cabin, and a real control and drive console.
Thanks to the simulator’s custom-made hardware and software, users can practice docking in the most realistic way possible, working with control panels matching those of any PBB at any airport in the world, and visualizing various types of aircraft and airport environments, as well as the movements of a PBB, adapted to any situation. With HD graphics, real-time control, a tailor-made screen, and a real operator desk, Apronaut’s realistic virtual apron environment offers a rich interactive multimedia experience in which trainees can make mistakes without consequences.
Apronaut’s patented software generates detailed reports on user training and its active internet connection, secure remote database, and specially designed Apronaut Cloud website means that users can view reports and manage training from any PC or mobile device.