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Issue #12 – 2013

Welcome to the 12th issue of
Entry Point North’s Newsletter!

Wishing all the best for 2013 to all our customers, partners, colleagues, students and employees, Entry Point North presents the latest news and graduations at the academy.

Entry Point North becomes an ICAO Trainair Plus member

Entry Point North is pleased to announce that it has become a TRAINAIR PLUS Associate member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The certificate of membership was officially handed over to the academy’s representatives on 25th September during the TRAINAIR PLUS Global Symposium in Singapore with more than 400 participants registered.

“The ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Associate membership strengthens our current solid international position and gives us global recognition when offering our highest quality training services anywhere in the world. We are pleased to become an official member of this important international civil aviation training family” – says Anne Kathrine Jensen, Managing Director of Entry Point North.

Meet Entry Point North in Madrid or Amsterdam

We have the pleasure to invite you to visit us at two up and coming exhibitions in 2013:

-World ATM Congress 2013 in Madrid, 12-14 February

World ATM Congress combines a large-scale exhibition, world-class conference, and social events providing premier networking opportunities and the chance to find out the latest trends and developments in air traffic control. Operated by CANSO in association with ATCA, it is backed by the world’s leading air navigation service providers and industry suppliers. Entry Point North team will be waiting for you in Hall 9 stand number 821.

-ATC Global 2013 Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam, 12-14 March

ATC Global unites the international air traffic management community annually, facilitating business partnerships and knowledge sharing between industry colleagues. It is an international event organised for the industry, by the industry. It provides an independent view of the skies and a platform for all ATM stakeholders. We will be waiting for you in Hall 9 stand number D504.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to meet us and discuss the latest technologies, trends and developments in aviation training. We promise that the time spent will be of great value.

If you wish to book a meeting time, please contact us at sales@entrypointnorth.com

We look forward to seeing you!

The Graduation of Prishtina’s future controllers

On the 16th November Entry Point North had the honour to host a graduation ceremony for the ATC students from Prishtina. The prestigious event was attended by many family members, guests from Prishtina Adem Jashari airport and Entry Point North’s management. We were also fortunate to have an attendence of the CEO of Prishtina International Airport “Adem Jashari”, Bahri Nuredini, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Sweden, Lulzim Peci. The ambassador delivered a  great speech in recognition of the students’ hard work and dedication, and the relationship between two organisations throughout this milestone achievement.

The training was a great success – students were very positive and eager to learn all the way long. During more than 10 months of studying they became a natural part of everyday life at Entry Point North.

In the beginning of January Entry Point North also conducted 3 days on-site OJTI Refresher training for 8 instructors in Prishtina. The course refreshed their knowledge and skills preparing them for the task of Unit training instructors for the newly graduated students from Entry Point North.

Entry Point North is expanding activities in Asia

China is not the only point of attention for Entry Point North when it comes to Asia. 2012 also brought new relations with Indonesia. The Indonesian Civil Aviation Institute and Entry Point North have signed a Certificate of Cooperation for training. Several participants from Air Transportation HR Development Centre have already, with great success, attended various courses at Entry Point North.

A delegation from KNKT (National Transportation Safety Board of Indonesia) came to Entry Point North for a tailor made course in Advanced Safety and Human Factors. In close cooperation the course was developed to address the training needs for topics such as Aviation Risk Management, Fatigue, Just Culture and Accident Investigation. “Entry Point North is proud to be delivering courses to ATM professionals from Indonesia and we hope to establish a lasting relationship and cooperation during the years to come” says Anders Halskov-Jensen, Client Manager for Asia & Middle East at Entry Point North.

MOS Trailer on the road

For on-site simulation training Entry Point North offers a specially equipped mobile simulation (MOS) solution. During September and October more than 30 tower controllers from Aviation Capacity Resources AB (ACR) – a private air navigation service provider in Sweden – received emergency training in the mobile simulator that was transported and put into operation next to their tower units, Stockholm Västerås and Växjö.

“The mobile training solution obviously brings many advantages to our customers” – says Eva Håkansson, Client Manager at Entry Point North. Performing the training next to the workplace meant that controllers did not need to travel, pay for hotel accommodation and be temporary relocated. This reduced the total training cost for the ANSP besides minimising the impact on the daily operation at the unit.

The MOS trailer can accommodate a tower or a radar simulator, 2 controller positions and 2 pseudo pilot positions. It can be deployed easily and quickly almost anywhere as it only needs space to park, access to power and an internet connection. The MOS trailer is ideal for ATC training, refresher and/or emergency training at small or moderate sized aerodromes. Exercises can be designed simulating the local airport/airspace set-up to ensure training is performed with a high level of realism. This also enables training to be more effective by simulating local traffic scenarios and/or unusual events that may only happen sporadically.

Available courses in 2013

In 2013 Entry Point North will be conducting more courses than ever. We hope to continue to meet the training needs and wish for flexibility of our existing clients and would like to welcome new clients too:

ATS, AFIS and MET-OBS courses:

ATC Development courses:

ATSEP courses:

General course for non-ATCOs:

Please visit our website www.entrypointnorth.com for more courses.

The training is conducted by our highly professional skilled international instructors using the recognised Entry Point North training philosophy. All the courses and training material are delivered in English. To book a seat, please contact us at sales@entrypointnorth.com.

Our staff are looking forward to welcoming you soon at our training academy!

Upgrade of our classrooms

In the end of 2012 Entry Point North freshened up its classrooms and kitchen areas to improve the working environment for both students and employees. A professional interior designer has helped us to do the work and ensure that we provide first class training environment. Each classroom has its own bright colour, however we have chosen grey to be a basic colour.

We aim to have pleasant and comfy academic environment so we continuously work to develop our training facilities.

We hope to see you here!

Coming events at Entry Point North

– ATSEP Workshop, 24-25 April 2013

Growing needs in ATSEP training and many requests received from our courses participants, has inspired us to organise a first international workshop on training exclusively aimed at ATSEP professionals. The event will take place on the 24-25 April in Malmoe. The aim is to make this workshop interesting and beneficial for ATSEP professionals; therefore the preliminary agenda topics have been carefully selected in collaboration with ATSEPs from technical organisations, airports and ANSPs.

We strongly believe that this workshop will broaden the knowledge on the needs of ATSEP training generating many fruitful discussions and sharing of experience.

Day 1 – April 24, 12.00pm-5.00pm. Place: Entry Point North. Overall focus – Regulations on ATSEP training

Day 2 – April 25, 8.00pm-12.00pm. Place: Noble House hotel, Malmoe. Overall focus – ATSEP Training Methodology

A detailed agenda of the workshop will be published on our website in February.

The workshop, ground transportation, lunch and dinner on the first day are free of charge. Participants will have to cover only accommodation cost, which is 1160 SEK/night at the hotel where the workshop takes place on the second day. We will be happy to assist with the booking.

Visit our web page www.entrypointnorth.com to submit your online registration. The number of seats for the event is limited, so we kindly request participants to book early and no later than 22nd of March. Participants will receive an email confirmation. If you need any further information, please do not hesi­tate to contact us at event@entrypointnorth.com.

– Entry Point North Seminar, 4 June 2013

On 4th June 2013 we will organise Entry Point North annual seminar. This year the theme is “Factors Affecting the Success of Training”. Book the dates in your calendar already now. More information to come on our website very soon.

– AFIS Seminar, 4-5 September 2013

On 4-5th September 2013 we will host annual international AFIS Seminar. Book the dates in your calendar already now! More information to come on our website this spring.

Graduated classes

Graduated classes from September until December 2012


Course Supervisor: Villy Sørensen

Course Assistant: Dyrleif Femö

Graduation Date: 2012-09-21

Customer: Naviair

  • Stephanie Kanstrup Holton
  • Kim Barkholt Ovesen

ACS Refresh

Course Supervisor: Ulla-Britt Jeppesen

Course Assistant: Anne-Helene Andersson

Graduation Date: 2012-09-16

Customer: LPS

  • Igor Gal
  • Tomas Slotik
  • Kristina Lacuchova


Course Supervisor: Sofi Wadsjö

Course Assistant: Crystal Gonsalves

Graduation Date: 2012-12-02

  • Thomas Brekka-Skien Lufthavn A/S
  • Roger Brendeløkken-Avinor A/S
  • Ørjan Hansen-Avinor A/S
  • Helge Reisæter Hausken-Avinor A/S
  • Oskar Solvang Hoggen-Avinor A/S
  • Thomas Lund Holm-Avinor A/S
  • Catrin Kontio-Gällivare Flygplats
  • Jahn Fredrik Moe-Avinor A/S
  • Kari Langås Nilsen-Avinor A/S
  • Priit Panksepp-Tallin Airport Ltd.
  • Anders Stohr-Dalaflyget i Mora AB

ACS Conversion

Course Supervisor: Ulla-Britt Jeppesen

Course Assistant: Janja Raguz

Graduation Date: 2012-12-14

Customer: Croatia Control Ltd

  • Marin Andrijašević
  • Miroslava Anić
  • Tibor Bodiš
  • Dejan Horvat
  • Davor Jelača
  • Ivo Krstulović
  • Gordon Šabanović
  • Anđelko Vernik 


Course Supervisor: Mattias Andersson

Course Assistant: Janja Raguz

Graduation Date: 2012-12-14

Customer: Croatia Control Ltd

  • Tomislav Hrženjak
  • Nikola Ražov
  • Toni Butigan
  • Skanija Lukar
  • Igor Roščak
  • Siniša Sabovljev
  • Petar Smojver
  • Matija Stojanac

ATC Continuation

Course Supervisor: Staffan Holst

Course Assistant: Marilyn Djane

Graduation Date: 2012-11-23

Customer: Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari” J.S.C.

  • Lorik Abdullahu
  • Samir Bllacaku
  • Agon Krasniqi
  • Fadil Lohaj
  • Alban Sylaj
  • Sabit Tahiri
  • Skender Vrajolli

ATC Continuation

Course Supervisor: Staffan Holst

Course Assistant: Marilyn Djane

Graduation Date: 2012-11-30

Customer: Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari”

  • Ismet Bublica
  • Arben Bytyqi
  • Izedin Ademi
  • Bujar Gashi
  • Etrit Mehmeti
  • Armend Mustafa 

ATC Continuation

Course Supervisor: Staffan Holst

Course Assistant: Marilyn Djane

Graduation Date: 2012-12-07

Customer: Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari”

  • Adnan Shabani
  • Nehat Aziri
  • Burim Durmishaj
  • Besian Hysaj
  • Gezim Krasniqi
  • Arber Zogu

ATC Continuation

Course Supervisor: Staffan Holst

Course Assistant: Marilyn Djane

Graduation Date: 2012-12-14

Customer: Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari”

  • Artan Hasani
  • Eliot Bytyçi
  • Ilir Dauti
  • Valon Ejupi
  • Shkelqim Lima
  • Enis Shala
  • Armend Verbovci

Course Supervisor: Fiona Hough

Course Assistant: Carina Thynell/ Marilyn Djane

Graduation Date: 2012-11-16

Customer: Pristina International Airport “Adem Jashari”

  • Bujar Arifi
  • Granit Kryeziu
  • Nexhat Miftari
  • Trimron Pajaziti
  • Shkurte Sahiti
  • Zgjim Topxhiu
  • Viosa Turjaka
  • Dritero Zhitija

Advanced Safety

Course Supervisor: Lars Lännerberg

Course Assistant: Patrycja Lebeau-Dujour

Graduation Date: 2012-12-21

Customer: National Committee for Transportation Safety, Indonesia

  • Sigit Sasono Priyotomo
  • Henry Purborianto
  • Dessie Indah Fatmawati
  • Hertriadi Ismawan
  • Mochamad Leksono Sidi


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In this issue:


Entry Point North becomes ICAO Trainair Plus member


Meet us in Madrid or Amsterdam


The Graduation of Prishtina’s future controllers


Entry Point North is expanding activities in Asia


 MOS Trailer on the road


Available courses in 2013


Upgrade of our classrooms


Coming events at Entry Point North


Graduated classes




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Entry Point North AB
Nordic ATS Academy
Box 30
SE-230 32 Malmoe-Sturup
Tel. +46 40 694 43 00

ENTRY POINT NORTH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES ACADEMIES IN EUROPE. It is the first transnational academy specialising in ATM training. Entry Point North is approved by the Swedish CAA and accepted by all EU member countries. The ATM training solutions offered to customers are carried out in accordance with Best Practice and all international rules and standards including ICAO and EUROCONTROL ESARR 5.
ENTRY POINT NORTH IS A TOTAL TRAINING SOLUTION PROVIDER. In any given week of the study year, students or ATCO professionals from different countries receive initial training or development training. Students are fully trained to meet requirements of the appropriate rating whether this is APS, ADI, APP, ACS or ACP or a combination of these. Specialised programmes are offered within ATSEP, ATS and AFIS training, as well as development training, human factors and safety courses such as OJTI, OJTI Refresher, Assessor, CAT (Controller Aviation Training), and CRM (Crew Resource Management).

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