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UFA serves the Air Traffic Management industry with comprehensive simulation systems widely used for controller training, ATM research, airport planning, airside driver training, and testing of operational systems. Our Tower simulator, Radar simulator, and other ATC simulation products are used by the world’s leading Air Navigation Service Providers, Military Organizations and Universities.


UFA has been providing Air Traffic Control simulation technology since 1979. The company has its headquarters in Burlington, MA, in Boston’s technology corridor. UFA also maintains a facility outside of Washington, DC to support its FAA and US military customers. ATCSim GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of UFA, has offices in Mainz and Kaufbeuren, Germany and provides local support for UFA’s European clients.

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UFA boasts a staff with extensive ATC and aviation experience as Controllers, Technicians, Trainers, Engineers, and Pilots. All of UFA’s employees are focused on delivering and supporting the premier ATC simulation and Voice Recognition technology to customers around the world. A key aspect of our business is the after sales support to our customers, many of whom have been with us for ten years or more.

Core Competencies

  • All aspects of customer support and training
  • Development of complex software architectures
  • Algorithm development—including aircraft modeling and navigation
  • Modeling of complex systems—including surveillance, weather, and flight data systems
  • High performance 3D modeling and visualization
  • Software interface engineering
  • Audio/speech processing


Benefits for Customers

  • Worldwide user base for our Tower and Radar simulators
  • Concept and requirements development through prototyping
  • Test Tool throughout the ATM system development lifecycle
  • Embedded performance verification of fielded operational systems
  • Training of new Controllers through their certification
  • Familiarization, refresher and emergency training for experienced Controllers
  • Combined Controller/Pilot training
  • Airspace/Airport modeling and new procedure evaluation
  • ATM Research and Development

UFA is a ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company.


Worldwide users of our ATC simulation products include:

North America
US Air Force
US Army
US Navy
US Army National Guard
FAA/CTI Colleges and Universities

Air Services Australia
Austrian Armed Forces
Belgian Armed Forces
CAAC Shanghai and Guangzhou
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung
CAD Hong Kong
Estonian Aviation Academy
FMG Munich Airport
Israel Airports Authority
LVNL/ Netherlands
Slovenia Control