19-20 September, 2017 (2 days)
at Entry Point North academy, Malmö, Sweden

On 19-20 September, Entry Point North had the pleasure of hosting the International ATSEP Workshop in Malmö, Sweden. As every year, the ATSEP workshop brought together representatives from various organisations across Europe, Middle East and Asia and provided an excellent opportunity to actively share latest news, regulation updates and developments and to generate professional discussions.

We opened the 2-day workshop with the “around the world tour”, where all participants introduced their ATSEP organisations and their approach to ATSEP training. We continued with the latest update on ATSEP regulation prepared by Mr Ken Engelstad, Rulemaking officer at The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and a Q&A teleconference. Afterwards Mr Magnus Johansson and Mr Martin Truedsson from Combitech presented ideas on the industry support possibilities to S/E Rating training. We closed the day with a group work and discussions on assessment of ATSEP within the participating organisations.

On day 2, we continued the workshop with Competency Based Training for ATSEP presentation delivered by Entry Point North’s Development Director Mrs Kerstin Sjöbeck. Mr Robert Whittlestone, Senior Project Manager at RUAG, presented training and assessment of ATSEPs at RUAG Defence as well as various ATSEP-related challenges. His presentation was followed by a group work focused on ATSEP Refresher/Qualification training. Mr Henrik Tvilling Jensen, project manager at Naviair, introduced the participants into the future of space based ADS-B and we closed the day and the workshop with a comprehensive overview of ATSEP training scheme at Aeronautical Radio of Thailand (Aerothai), presented by Mr Siri Rattanasiripirom, Director Human Resource Development – Engineering Department, and Mr Rachan Lekkla, Engineering Manager – Human Resource Development.

We believe the event provided a great opportunity for the participants to share and learn from each other’s experience. We would like to thank all participants for taking an active part in the workshop and we hope to see you at next ATSEP Workshop at Entry Point North academy.

Agenda

Day 1: 19 September at Entry Point North (Malmö)
09.00Bus departure from Radisson Blu hotel (Östergatan 10, 211 25 Malmö)
09.30 - 10.00Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.15Welcome and introduction
10.15 - 11.45 ATSEP Training around the world (All participants)
11.45 - 12.45Lunch (optional tour at Entry Point North academy 12.20 - 12.45)
12.45 - 14.15 ATSEP Regulation update prepared by Mr Ken Engelstad, EASA (presenter - Mr Flemming Tidselholdt, Systems Director, Entry Point North)
14.15 - 14.45 Coffee break (incl. group photo)
14.45 - 15.30 ATSEP S/E Rating training (Mr Martin Truedsson, Systems Engineer, and Mr Magnus Johansson, Head of Business Area System Integration, Combitech)
15.30 - 16.30 Assessment of ATSEPs (workshop)
16.30 - 16.45 Sum up of day 1
17.00Bus departure to Radisson Blu hotel
18.45Dinner and a game of boules organised by Entry Point North (Restaurant Boulebar, Drottningtorget 8, 211 25 Malmö)
Day 2: 20 September at Radisson Blu hotel (Östergatan 10, Malmö)
08.30 - 09.15 Competency based training for ATSEPs (Kerstin Sjöbeck, Development Director, Entry Point North)
09.15 - 10.00 ATSEP Training and challenges (Mr Robert Whittlestone, Senior Project Manager, RUAG)
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 11.15 ATSEP Refresher/Qualification training (workshop)
11.15 - 12.00 Space based ADS-B (Mr Henrik Tvilling Jensen, Project Manager, Naviair)
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.00 ATSEP training at Aerothai (Mr Siri Rattanasiripirom, Director Human Resource Development - Engineering Department, and Mr Rachan Lekkla, Engineering Manager - Human Resource Development)
14.00 - 14.30 Summary and closing remarks
Please note that the agenda is subject to change.