Software for Airport Planning, Design and Operations

Company SIMTRA
Date 26.06.2013

Simtra AeroTech AB, developers of software solutions for aviation and transportation planners, designers, engineers and architects, is pleased to announce the release of Obstacle Surface Planner 1.20, the latest update to the company's tool for obstacle limitation analysis as defined in ICAO Annex 14 and FAA Part 77.

In addition to offering support for AutoCAD 2014, the latest release sees the inclusion of a range of enhancements aimed at increasing overall performance. The result is a significant reduction in the time required to generate Obstacle Limitation/Clearance Surfaces, import terrain/heightfield data and undertake conflict analyses. 

Version 1.20 also extends the country-specific upgrades now available for Obstacle Surface Planner. Over and above the standard ICAO Annex 14 / FAA Part 77 package, it is now possible for license holders in Canada and Germany to upgrade their licenses with a National Guidelines Pack. After adding this Pack to the standard solution, users in these countries are able to work with local regulations TP312E (Canada) and BMVBW (Germany). Additional National Guidelines Packs will be added based on demand.

As is the norm, Obstacle Surface Planner 1.20 also incorporates a range of smaller refinements such as bug fixes and improved feedback for users.


For more information on the new Obstacle Surface Planner, visit

About Simtra

Founded in 1989, Simtra was originally involved in the navigation of mobile robots. The company branched out in 1994 and merged the results of the robotics research with airport know-how provided by the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority. This resulted in the software application PathPlanner; an airside planning, design and operations tool that could be used directly in the CAD environment.

In recent years other software products have been added to Simtra’s portfolio and today the company is recognized as a leading supplier of software solutions and services for planners, designers, engineers and architects in both the aviation and transportation industries.


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