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RGRTA’s Simulator Upgrade Gives Instructors a More Robust Training Platform

Published on June 24, 2014

DFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI –  The old adage is that if something is not broken, don’t ‘fix it.’ But as the Rochester-Genessee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) points out, the adage does not say anything about an upgrade. RGRTA recently received a substantial improvement to its transit operator simulation system by its original … Continued

Busy First Quarter for FAAC Transit Simulator Deliveries Reasons for Purchase are Varied, but Benefits Have Wide Appeal

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI FAAC’s engineers and installers have had a busy spring filling orders for new and upgraded transit driver training simulators from agencies across the country. New driving simulators are headed to: • TAPS in Sherman, Texas; • LYNX in Orlando, Florida; • MTA in Nashville; • Capital Area Transit … Continued

New TAPS training simulator to have regional appeal

Published on May 7, 2014

By Nate Strauc Herald Democrat Writing government grants is a lot like fishing. You bait the hook with data and statistics, cast the line into the great bureaucratic unknown, and then you wait. For quasi-governmental agencies like TAPS Public Transit, those fishing lines can look more like financial lifelines, and the more lines you have … Continued

FAAC Breaks New Ground with Low-Cost, High-Fidelity Rail Simulatorns

Published on July 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Ann Arbor, MI The advent of the new, portable FAAC MR-1000 Municipal Rail Simulator means that agencies on a budget now can obtain a powerful hands-on training solution. The MR-1000 simulator makes a small physical footprint but meets the most demanding rail operator training objectives for a variety of rail types, … Continued

Devant: Bus simulator coming

Published on August 16, 2011

By SEAN DOUGLAS http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,144183.html TRANSPORT Minister, Devant Maharaj, said a bus simulator will soon arrive in TT to offer further training to bus drivers of the Public Service Transport Corporation (PTSC). The simulator, which has been in the works for PTSC for some time, comes on the heels of Tuesday’s mishap involving an articulated bus. … Continued

FAAC Offers Certification at 6th Annual User Conference

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FAAC Incorporated is pleased to announce its 6th Annual User Conference will be held aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California Oct. 11-14. FAAC hosts its annual conference to benefit customers through knowledge sharing, networking, and expert instruction. This year, FAAC is conducting the first-ever certification course for driving simulator instructors. “The Driving Simulator … Continued

FAAC Incorporated Announces $2.1M Contract from Bombardier for Toronto Light Rail Vehicle Simulator

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Arotech’s FAAC Incorporated Announces $2.1M Contract from Bombardier for Toronto Light Rail Vehicle Simulator Ann Arbor, Michigan – August 16, 2011 – FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has announced a $2.1 million contract for the Toronto Transit Commission’s Light Rail Vehicle simulator. The Light Rail Vehicle is a … Continued

A ride on the Oakville Transit bus simulator

Published on June 16, 2011

http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/1046204–a-ride-on-the-oakville-transit-bus-simulator NORTH OAKVILLE TODAY – Consider the size of your living room. Now consider driving your living room down Trafalgar Road. That’s how Oakville Transit Supervisor Doug Hawthorne describes the difficulties of driving a 40-foot bus and after a virtual test drive, this reporter agrees with that metaphor. In order to teach trainee bus drivers … Continued

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Maximizes Training Capability with FAAC Driver Training Simulator

Published on May 2, 2011

Ann Arbor, Michigan – 2 May 2011 – FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, is pleased to announce the recent delivery of two of its powerful MB-1500 transit simulation systems to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD). FAAC delivered to CUMTD: Two MB-1500 municipal bus simulators Instructor-controlled desktop simulator … Continued

FAAC Subsidiary receives $1.2M Award from the Maryland Aviation Administration to Manufacture Advanced Airport Driver Training Simulator

Published on February 27, 2008

Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 27, 2008 –– Arotech Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARTX) announced today that its Training and Simulation Division, through its FAAC Incorporated subsidiary, has been awarded a $1.2 million contract from the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA).  Through an exhaustive search process, the MAA has chosen FAAC to build a custom driver training simulator … Continued