CRDS is HungaroControl's research and development centre operating Central Europe's largest advanced ATC simulation and validation facility.

We provide real-time and fast-time simulation projects, training and consultancy services for airports, air navigation service providers, functional airspace blocks and other interested parties.

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The state-of-the-art

technology at Centre of Research, Development and Simulation enables the validation of a range of applications, including airspace restructuring projects, new operational procedures and new ATM tools. Furthermore, CRDS possesses the capability to familiarise and train Air Traffic Controllers on these developments. For successful validation, CRDS is able to develop any human machine interface (HMI) and applies human factors expertise throughout the project lifecycle.

Future Plans: Thinking Outside the Box

Using our expertise in real-time and fast-time ATM simulation as well as our ATC experience as a solid foundation, we are aiming to work with both industrial and academic partners to develop knowledge-based products and services in order to facilitate progress in the areas of flight safety, capacity, efficiency and the environment – as well as human factors.

How we work

Definition and Preparation

The validation procedure starts with a thorough preparation phase by measuring the traffic demand and assessing the future plans. As a result, the designed scenarios can be as close to the theoretical optimum as possible.


According to the result of the mapping phase, more proposals can be tested in minimum time frame and requirements with Fast-Time Simulation. Thus, only the most promising scenarios should be validated in realistic environment with Real-Time Simulation.

Future Opportunities

In terms of sustainability, by reserving airspace environment, data and custom HMIs, the simulation setting can be utilised later on fine-tuning the solution based on to real-life experience.

Our CRDS tools:

Thanks to our experienced team and our technical environment, we can offer a wide range of services tailored to our customers' needs. For us, simulation is only a tool that enables us to find the right solutions:

  • Air Traffic Management system development and HMI prototyping
  • Validation of new technologies and concept solutions
  • Human Factors assessment capabilities
  • Modelling, simulating and analysing unusual, emergency and extreme situations
  • Integrating Remotely Piloted Air Vehicles in civil airspace
  • GENSPACE: ATC Simulation for non-ATCO staff
Contact us
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HungaroControl CRDS HungaroControl HQ,
ANS-I Building
Igló utca 33-35. H-1185 Budapest, Hungary
47° 26' 52" N 19° 12' 55" E

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