Simulators at our training sites

Entry Point North uses state-of-the-art NorthSim (BEST) simulators from the UK-based company MicroNav and TOPSKY/COOPANS/EUROCAT simulators. The training positions are flexible and can be grouped or ungrouped quickly as needed to run exercises in stand-alone or suite mode (executive and planner), groups or full “control centre” configuration, depending on the training requirements. All positions are connected to the same network, which provides great flexibility in the use of the simulator facilities and enables to run combined exercises, e.g. from TWR to ACC.

In total, we have 380 radar/pilot simulator training positions, as well as one 360° 3D, five 270°/360° 3D, and twenty-three 180° 3D state-of-the-art simulators. To read about the equipment we have at each site, please visit the training site pages.

Simulator specifications

270°/360° Tower Simulators

These simulators have a physical 270° setup but can display a full 360° view. Each display is driven in 4K, making the scenery and airplanes look just as authentic and distinctive as if you were looking out of the window. Each controller position consists of one radar display, one AUX display, one touch display for communication and one touch display for lighting panel.

Two of our 270° tower simulators consist of 22 portrait-mode 65” UHD displays. These simulators have a total diameter of 8 meters, are 1,5 meters high and can provide up to five TWR controller positions.

Three 270° tower simulators consist of 16 portrait-mode 65” UHD displays. These simulators can be operated with up to three controller positions and as many pilots as requested.

 

180° Tower Simulators

Each of our eighteen 180° tower simulators are equipped with a 3D display system consisting of four HD displays, up to 55”. Each of the towers includes up to two controller positions.

Each controller position consists of one radar display, one AUX display, one touch display for communication and one touch display for the lighting panel.

 

Radar Simulators

In its standard configuration, a radar/pilot position consists of one position with one 40” radar display, one AUX display and one touch-display for communication.

 

COOPANS Simulators

We have two different types of COOPANS simulators, which are based on Thales’ Topsky product. One (based in Shannon) is equipped for training only and the others (based both in Shannon and in Dublin) can be configured for either training or as contingency. All COOPANS simulators are equipped with 2Kx2K displays.

 

Our On-Site Solution

Simulator services are not only provided at our training sites but can also be offered at a customer site using a Mobile On-Site Simulator (MOS) box. The MOS-box offers the customer flexibility in the number and type of simulator positions to be temporarily installed on the customer’s premises. It can vary between one radar and planner position to a fully simulated control centre.