Entry Point North has been selected by Avinor AS to provide simulator services and support for on-the-job training (OJT) at Röros airport in Norway. The training commenced during August and will continue until October this year.
In October, this Norwegian airport will overnight change from being controlled to AFIS, which leaves no possibility for the OJT training in the actual control tower. By conducting the OJT in a simulator instead, AFISOs will be ready to start working the morning after the change.
To assist Avinor in this unique situation, Entry Point North set up a 180° TWR simulator on-site at Röros airport and in close cooperation with the customer developed 3D airport layout and simulator exercises. Additionally, Entry Point North provided its expertise in structuring the training programme, approved by the Norwegian NSA, which includes theoretical and hands-on simulator training culminating with unit training endorsement for Aerodrome Flight Information Surveillance Officers. Moreover, Entry Point North offers its professional simulator pilot services throughout the training.
“Although performing OJT training in a simulator instead of the actual working place is still quite uncommon, it is an efficient way of training, especially when the actual traffic is low or where there is no possibility to perform such training like in the Röros case. Among other benefits, you can also simulate all types of traffic and situations that might not occur during the time of OJT such as snow or emergencies. We are pleased to support Avinor in this case,” says Anne Kathrine Jensen, CEO of Entry Point North.
“I am very pleased with the work Entry Point North has done in all phases of the project and very satisfied with the efforts made to carry out the assignment and overcome the challenges in connection with Covid-19,” says Henning Klouman, head of AFIS at Avinor AS.