Our heritage: decades of training experience

Entry Point North was founded in 2005 as a joint partnership between three Scandinavian Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs): Naviair (Denmark), LFV (Sweden) and Avinor (Norway). In January 2014, these providers were joined by the IAA (Ireland). The academy is established as a designated activity company (DAC) with equal holding and a joint board of directors.

Entry Point North is an independent company with decades of training experience inherited from each of our owners. Together these ANSPs employ more than 1,800 air traffic controllers. All training solutions carried out in the academy are based on a proven, modern Scandinavian training philosophy and methodology which is recognised all over the world.

Our history: becoming one of the largest global ATS academies

2006 March

Entry Point North was officially opened at Malmö-Sturup Airport. That same day, the first group of new ATCO students was welcomed at the academy.

2010 September

The first international annual AFIS Seminar was organised at Entry Point North.

2011 May

Entry Point Central, a jointly owned subsidiary by HungaroControl and Entry Point North, was opened in Budapest.

2011 July

Entry Point North and CAMIC, the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China, entered into a long-term partnership on collaboration in aviation related training.

2012 September

Entry Point North and GroupEAD Europe S.L., Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) service provider, signed a long term partnership agreement.

2012 October

Entry Point North became ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Associate member.

2014 January

Entry Point North academy in Ireland was opened. IAA became the fourth owner of Entry Point North.

2015 August

The Entry Point North Denmark training site at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport was opened on 24 August 2015. Here Entry Point North is providing a simulator platform and related services to be used in training by all Danish ATC Towers and the North Atlantic controllers.

2016 February

Entry Point North became certified under Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 as one of the first training organisations in Europe.

2017 March

Entry Point North Spain, our fith academy, was opened in Madrid.