Entry Point North ATS Academy
Entry Point North is one of the largest global ATS academies. The premier training solutions we offer our clients are carried out in accordance with Best Practice and all international rules and standards including ICAO and European Commission. Entry Point North was the first ATS academy accredited under the European Commission’s directives towards the vision of the Single European Sky by 2020.
Training services for aviation industry personnel
Entry Point North is a total training solution provider. We offer a wide portfolio of training and services to aspiring and operational air traffic controllers, air traffic service officers, air traffic safety electronics, administrative and other aviation-related personnel. Training is delivered at our modern facilities in Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, Denmark and at client sites.
At Entry Point North, we strive to be the most trustworthy partner in delivering premium training. We work closely with our clients to build long-term partnerships aimed at fulfilling all their requirements. Our clients are regional and international, public and private air navigation service providers, airports, airlines as well as military organisations. The services are delivered throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
International courses for airport employees
Entry Point North is offering training at its modern facilities in Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, Denmark and at various sites around Europe through its training partners. We also provide training at client site upon a request. Entry Point North’s academies are certified by national regulators as recognised providers of initial, continuation and development training.
Our multinational staff – ATCOs, AFISOs, pilots, briefing officers, teachers, administrators, selection specialists and ATCO assistants – originate from 19 countries, creating a truly global environment. All courses at our international sites are held in English.
State-of-the-art training simulators
Entry Point North uses state-of-the-art BEST software simulators from the UK-based company MicroNav and COOPANS simulators. The training positions are flexible and can be grouped or ungrouped quickly as needed to run exercises in standalone or suite mode (executive and planner), groups (for example, the various ACC positions) or full ‘control centre’ configuration, depending on the training requirements.
The academy has more than 230 new radar / pilot simulator training positions, two 360° and thirteen 180° 3D state-of-the-art simulators. Entry Point North’s academies in Sweden, Ireland and Hungary are certified training organisations by its national regulators in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015/340.
Training courses and services
Every year,more than 3,300 students and professionals join aviation-related courses at our three modern training sites and at our customer premises. Entry Point North provides comprehensive training solutions for clients.
We offer high-quality selection and recruitment services, as well as initial, unit, continuation and development training programmes, including:
- ATC training
- ATS and FIS training
- Meteorological training
- ATSEP training
- Safety training
- Train The Trainer
- ATM-related training
- Language training
- Selection and recruitment services
- Simulator services
- Other training and consultancy services
Products and Services
ATC, ATS and FIS Training
Air traffic controller training courses include Basic Air Traffic Control (Basic ATC), Approach Control Surveillance (APS), Aerodrome Control Instrument (ADI), Area Control Surveillance (ACS), Approach Control Procedural (APP), Terminal Control Endorsement (TCL), Area Control Procedural (ACP) and other ATC-related training courses, which comply with EUROCONTROL CCC and ICAO regulations.
Air Traffic Management (ATM) related training comprises courses in Airport Operations, Information Management, Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) Technology of varying complexity and duration.
Entry Point North is a leading Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) Training provider offering a complete solution, it includes ATSEP Basic course, Shared course and all Qualification domains.
Training Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) is a huge investment, therefore the selection and recruitment of the right candidates is crucial for any Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP).
English Language Courses
English Language Training comprises courses provided for ab-initio and operational air traffic controllers (ATCOs), pilots and aircraft maintenance personnel, as well as courses in general and aviation-related English, and English proficiency tests.
Safety training courses of varying complexity and duration cover accident / incident investigation, safety management and other areas. Each programme can be tailored to meet individual client needs.
Train the Trainer Courses
Instructor training courses are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of trainers, instructors and teachers within the field of aviation.
Invitation to Entry Point North’s Continuation Training Seminar
This white paper provides information about Entry Point North's Continuation Training Seminar in Malmö, Sweden, taking place from 25-26 October.
ATSEP – the Latest Training Demand in Aviation
For a few years now, the focus for training air traffic safety electronics personnel, commonly known as ATSEP, has been steadily increasing. This focus has just recently led to international training specifications and standards that bring ATSEP even closer to pilots and air traffic controllers in regards to compulsory training requirements for safety critical organisations.
Entry Point North has signed a long-term agreement with Belgocontrol to provide the air navigation service provider (ANSP) with high-quality training through the Entry Point North Belgium joint venture.Read more
Entry Point North, one of the largest global ATS academies, and SAAB Digital Air Traffic Solutions have signed a letter of intent for the formation of a strategic partnership.Read more
Entry Point North has been selected to deliver training for Basic ATS, AFIS, Met-observation (AMO) and Instructor / Assessor facilities for Avinor.Read more
Belgocontrol and Entry Point North's joint venture will provide the necessary staff training until at least 2025.Read more
Entry Point North Ireland (EPNI) officially opened a new air traffic control tower simulator at its Dublin Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) at Dublin Airport today (Tuesday, 27 June 2017). The new high-technology simulator, the second such installation in Europe, will be the platform in respect to all future aerodrome training for Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Dublin-based air traffic control officers.Read more
On 15 May, Entry Point North, one of the largest global ATS academies, received an ISO 9001:2015 certificate. The certificate was awarded following an intensive audit process performed during March / April 2017 at the headquarters in Malmö.Read more
On 1 March Entry Point North, one of the largest global ATS academies, opened its fifth training site in Europe, located in Madrid, Spain. The establishment of the Spanish training site is the newest outcome of its continuous global expansion with the aim to offer top quality training with local presence.Read more
On the 9-10 May 2017, it is once again time for another exciting Entry Point North seminar! This year we will shed a light on the cornerstones of business continuity.Read more
In September 2016 Belgocontrol and Entry Point North entered into a framework agreement for ATCO Initial training. The agreement is awarded after a successful evaluation of a call for tender in July and is valid for one year with a possible extension of three additional years.Read more
During May 2016 Entry Point North successfully ran an assessment centre for 15 future ACS and ADI air traffic controllers of Croatia Control. The objective of the assessment was to select and assign the most suitable student profiles for the coming ACS and ADI Rating training in order to maximise the success rate of the subsequent training.Read more
On 26 February 2016, Entry Point North has completed the certification process of the training organisation in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EU) No 2015 / 340.Read more
Entry Point North will be showcasing their training services at World ATM Congress 2016 in Madrid on 8-10 March.Read more
As a breakthrough in air traffic management (ATM) training, Entry Point North is now providing surveillance and on-the-job training (OJT) including final validation on a simulator for helicopter flight information service (HFIS) operators.Read more
On 1st October students of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia graduated from a two year intensive training programme to become the next generation of air traffic controllers.Read more
On 9 June 2015 Entry Point North, a leading global Air Traffic Services academy, and Naviair (Air Navigation Service Provider of Denmark) entered into a long-term frame agreement for the delivery of simulator platform and related services to be used in training by all Danish ATC Towers and the North Atlantic controllers.Read more
During the World ATM Congress 2015, Entry Point North, a leading global Air Traffic Services academy, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) signed a collaboration agreement for the development and delivery of complimentary training programs for the aviation industry.Read more
Entry Point North, a leading global ATS academy, has conducted a review of ATCO Training for Austro Control. Consisting of key findings and recommendations, the comprehensive report was presented in Vienna on 28 November 2014.Read more
Entry Point North, a leading global ATS academy, will continue delivering Area Control Surveillance (ACS) Rating training for Croatia Control air traffic control students.Read more
Entry Point North, a leading global ATS academy, has agreed a three-year deal with CAMIC, the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China, to deliver training management programmes from 2014–16.Read more
ATS academy Entry Point North has jointly developed and delivered a harmonised area control surveillance (ACS) rating training module for the ANSPs in five EU member states: Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland and Sweden.Read more
Air traffic services academy Entry Point North was selected by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in Abu Dhabi to provide an extensive ATSEP training programme.Read more
On 2 January Entry Point North opened a new trans-national academy in Ireland. The academy is a fully owned training subsidiary of Entry Point North.Read more
During 2013-2014 all ATCOs working at 19 Avinor (Norwegian ANSP) towers are receiving their continuation training on Entry Point North's 360 degree state of the art simulators.Read more
In November, 30 students from Saudi Arabia started a two-year training programme for future air traffic controllers for General Authority of Civil Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The agreement is entered between the Ministry of Higher Education and Entry Point North.Read more
On 13 June, Entry Point Central was certified by the Hungarian National Transport Authority for providing English language tests for pilots in accordance with ICAO language proficiency requirements.Read more
During February and March ATCOs from National Air Navigation Services Company (NANSC) in Egypt are being provided with top quality Human Factors training by Entry Point North, one of the largest air traffic services academies in Europe. NANSC is responsible for preparing and operating Air Traffic Services, Navigational Aids and Safe guarding Air Navigation Services within the Egyptian Airspace.Read more
Entry Point North, one of the largest air traffic services academies in Europe, was selected by PCCW-HKT in Hong Kong as ATSEP Training provider. PCCW-HKT is responsible for CNS/ATM system in Chek Lap Kok Airport Hong Kong. PCCW group also holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions and other businesses throughout the world.Read more
Entry Point North, one of the largest air traffic service academies, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Croatia Control Ltd to provide ATC-related training to its air traffic controllers. Various ATSEP training courses have been delivered during 2012 and Croatian controllers have received OJTI training in Zagreb.Read more
In October Entry Point North, one of the largest Air Traffic Service academies, delivered its first Pilot's Guide to Air Traffic Control course. The course is specifically designed for pilots as a hands-on induction to air traffic control and the role of an air traffic controller.Read more
Entry Point Central ATS academy, jointly owned by Entry Point North and HungaroControl, delivered its first OJTI course for operational controllers of LPS SR, the Slovakian ANSP, over 22-26 October. The five-day course was fully compliant with Eurocontrol. ATCO Development Training: OJTI Course was provided to ten LPS controllers in Bratislava.Read more
Entry Point North, the largest independent air traffic service (ATS) academy in Europe, is pleased to announce that it has become TRAINAIR PLUS Associate member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The certificate of the membership was officially handed over to the academy's representatives on the 25 September 2012 during the TRAINAIR PLUS Global Symposium in Singapore with more than 400 participants registered.Read more
Entry Point North, one of the largest Air Traffic Service (ATS) academies, and GroupEAD Europe S.L., Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) service provider, have signed a long-term partnership agreement for cooperation for national and international projects. The mutual cooperation will allow both parties to offer total training solutions to a variety of ANSPs and associated customers throughout the world.Read more
Entry Point North, a leading air traffic management (ATM) academy in Europe, and CAMIC, the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China, have entered into a long-term partnership on collaboration in aviation related training. In July 2011 this long-term cooperation was established when a letter of intent was signed by both parties.Read more
In 2012 Entry Point North celebrates its six year anniversary as one of the largest ATM academies in Europe. During this exciting journey we are proud to have become a full training solution provider, now offering our training services throughout the world.Read more
On 26 January 2012 HungaroControl celebrated its tenth anniversary, where CEO of HungaroControl, Kornél Szepessy, handed over the Partner Award to Anne Kathrine Jensen, managing director of Entry Point North.Read more
Following an open tendering process, Entry Point North training academy in Malmoe, Sweden was selected to be the air traffic control training provider for Prishtina International Airport in Kosovo for the next three years.Read more
As supplement to ab-initio training based on Eurocontrol Common Core Content, Entry Point North now introduces ICAO air traffic controller training courses carried out in accordance with ICAO recommendations and standards. Professional multinational staff surrounded by long ScandinaRead more
During the last few years the importance of having dedicated training for engineering and technical personnel undertaking operational safety related tasks, has been gaining more prominence. This training is more commonly referred to as air traffic safety electronics personnel (ATSEP). The traininRead more
In response to numerous requests Entry Point North is planning extra international courses during 2011-2012. Development courses: On-the-job training instructor development course: 24-28 October 2011 for five days On-the-job- training instructor refresher course:Read more
Entry Point North owned by the Swedish, the Danish and the Norwegian air navigation service providers and the Hungarian air navigation service provider are opening a joint ATM training academy in Budapest named Entry Point Central. Starting in September 2011, the future generationRead more
The need for delivering superior services to the aviation industry has brought together Entry Point North and LFV Aviation Consulting as partners in addressing international projects. LFV Aviation Consultancy is part of LFV holding and together they have been delivering consultancy serRead more
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