The Airline Research and Operation Center is designed to emulate, in form and function, an operations center for a medium-sized airline.

The center is equipped with computers and software like that of an airline, including the mainstay operation center software, WSI Fusion.

Students earning a degree in Aeronautical Science or Aeronautics participate in role-playing exercises in this lab, learning the effects of the decisions they make on the operation of the airline’s system and the thought processes of decisions relayed to them from the airline’s operation hierarchy.


  • 9 computer stations (6 students, 3 role players)
  • 12 lined phones
  • WX channel fusion
  • Real-time ATC, 5-minute delay (FAA)

Lab Information

Location: College of Aviation 263A & 263B

Lab Directors: Professor Charles Westbrooks

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email Daytona Aviation Labs at