Entry Point North and HungaroControl to Open Joint ATM Academy in Budapest, Hungary

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 generation of
Hungarian air traffic controllers will be trained according to the world-class
Scandinavian training programme and methodology.

The joint venture is a long-term, cross-border partnership that has been
created with the purpose of increasing the level of initial air traffic controller
training in this region. The first training course will begin in September 2011.

Entry Point North has found an excellent partner in HungaroControl to set up
a joint regional ATM academy. “We are pleased to work closely with a strong
partner. This new collaboration is an important step in meeting the European
Union’s goals of a single and harmonised market,” says Anne Kathrine Jensen,
MD for Entry Point North.

Initially, the newly established academy will train Hungarian students, and
since the training is fully EUROCONTROL CCC compliant, it will also offer
international ATM training for other partners requiring European harmonised
air traffic controller training.

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