Training scenarios include both day and night views, as Changi Airport is operational round the clock
The simulator currently has a total of 14 driving scenarios, of which six are designed to train drivers operating on common airside roadways and taxiways, where they will interact with aircraft, both on taxi and on tow.
The other eight scenarios are dedicated to drivers who might need to drive on runways during their course of duty, such as the airfield pavement inspection team and the Airport Emergency Service, who are responsible for aircraft rescue and fire-fighting operations at Changi Airport.
Each scenario is designed with both routine and special circumstances, to enable drivers to be trained for all types of situations, even those which they will not usually encounter. The simulator captures any safety or driving violations in real-time, and a report will be generated at the end of the session, which the trainer can use to review the session with the trainee.
An important benefit of the simulator is that it provides a safe environment for the trainee driver to practice selected scenarios repeatedly, enabling them to hone their driving skills faster and at no risk. Being able to select the scenarios at the touch of a button also translates to time saved, as drivers no longer need to travel physically to a particular location before they can practice that scenario, nor wait for a particular roadway or runway to be available on a busy day, resulting in more time spent on actual training and improved training effectiveness.
Mohamad bin Osman, Technical Officer, Engie Services Singapore Pte Ltd shared, “The scenarios in the simulator were very realistic! This helped me in familiarising with the manoeuvring areas in the airside, giving me added confidence for my practical session.”
Through leveraging technology and innovation to enhance training safety and efficiency, as well as removing the stress of training in a real-life environment, CAG hopes to improve the learning experience for all new airside drivers.