Innovative training equipment

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

360° Tower Simulator

This simulator is physically 360°. Each of the 25, 75” displays is driven in 4K, making the scenery and airplanes look just as authentic and distinctive as if you were looking out of the window of a control tower. Each of the 7 controller positions consists of one radar display, one AUX display, one touch display for communication, and one touch display for the lighting panel.

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

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

180° Tower Simulators

Each of our twenty-four 180° tower simulators is equipped with a 3D display system consisting of four UHD 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 42” 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 only for training, while the others (based both in Shannon and in Dublin) can be configured for either training, or for contingency use. All COOPANS simulators are equipped with 2Kx2K displays.