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Issue #3 – 2010

Message from Managing Director Anne Kathrine Jensen: “Goodbye 2009 and Welcome 2010!”

At the beginning of a new year, I would like to thank all our partners for the good cooperation in 2009 and share with you our expectations for 2010, which is set to be a challenging year for the aviation industry as a whole.

The work on Single European Sky is continuing and we are starting to see the first results of the work and this is the main reason why in 2010 our attention is definitely turned to the European initiatives.

At Entry Point North, we believe that the Single European Sky initiative represents a historical step forward in bringing the performance of European aviation to another level by providing common targets in the key areas of safety, cost effectiveness, flight efficiency and environmental sustainability.

We believe that training is a vital part of reaching these goals.

Looking back in time, training has earned its reputation of being an essential part in offering the necessary support to the major changes in aviation industry.

Looking forward within the aviation industry in the coming years, training will play an inherent role and will be part of the foundation for a seamless airspace.

Entry Point North’s founding principles were to harmonize and standardize training services. We now endeavor to bring all the links in the aviation safety chain under a single logical and common approach in order to deliver cost efficient and performance driven training.

This is the reason why today, Entry Point North is reviewing its future training needs, aiming to provide new solutions that support the work towards the fulfillment of the Single European Sky initiative.

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FEAST User Group Meeting in Bucharest

On the 3rd and the 4th of December 2009, the 8th FEAST User Group meeting took place in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting was hosted by ROMATSA and involved a high number of representatives from almost all of the FEAST users in Europe. Entry Point North was represented by Ingrid Salmon Norén and Åsa Kajrup.

Participants at the FEAST User Group Meeting

The initial result of the validation study (BOS – Behavioral Observational scale) was presented at the FEAST User Group Meeting. The study concluded that FEAST testing clearly measures the candidate’s potential abilities to become an air traffic controller and that it can also be used as a valuable tool to predict a possible future performance of the selected ATCO student. The full report will be presented at the beginning of 2010.

Among other subjects that were discussed was the use of additional relevant tests in the selection process in order to continuously improve the success rate of the selected candidates. A progress report on the developments of a FEAST personality test for selection of air traffic controllers was also presented. It was reassuring to hear that the FEAST Service Team works with new test developments to meet the future demands of ATC selection.

EUROCONTROL shared information on the current financial challenges it faces for the years to come and possible future scenarios for the FEAST services. We recognize the next few years will bring many challenges, but trust that by joining forces and ideas, we will be able to maintain, and later on, increase the high standard of recruitment and selection services.

A pleasant visit to the Palace of Parliament was organized by ROMATSA, which shed some light over the history of Romania. We would like to thank EUROCONTROL and ROMATSA for a meeting well conducted, and all the participants for their engagement and contribution.

Judging by the high number of candidates screened by Entry Point North in the last 2 years – more than 1700 – it is fair to say that our organization is among the most experienced users of FEAST Testing in Europe.

If you want to learn more about selection and recruitment, we hope that Entry Point North will be your first choice and you will not hesitate to contact us.


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English Proficiency Test – Now available!

Entry Point North is proud to announce the launch of a new service, the English Proficiency Test for the aviation industry, including ATC license holders. In March 2008 it became mandatory for all ATC personnel and pilots to demonstrate their ability to speak and understand the language used for radiotelephony communications.

Entry Point North can now provide an English Aviation Proficiency test, certified according to ICAO standards, authorized by the Swedish Transport Agency and Civil Aviation Department. The privilege of this authorization is to conduct an aviation language assessment of personnel with an R/T privilege in accordance with the requirements laid down in ICAO.

The test takes approximately 30 minutes and consists of the following parts: short presentation, audio samples, visual description and questions. The areas that are assessed are pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and interaction. After evaluation and grading, the test-taker will receive a written evaluation with the descriptors of the rating scale.

Our highly qualified employees are ready to provide the test takers with all their expertise and knowledge and guide them through the mandatory test in a professional manner.

If you are interested in receiving more information or if you would like to book a test, please visit our web page. Details are available in the Products & Services directory. http://www.trynorth.com/english-proficiency-test.aspx

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ATC Global 2010 – One sky, One event!

ATC Global is the annual meeting place for professionals within the international Air Traffic Management and Air Traffic Control industry. It is a great opportunity to meet colleagues, share knowledge and gain new inspiration. Leaders of the ATM global community will be gathered together in one place to discuss how ATM performance can be enhanced at a time of considerable economic challenges – the key issue of the ATM industry today.

Entry Point North is pleased to announce that we will be attending the ATC Global 2010 Exhibition & Conference, that will take place in RAI Amsterdam between the 9th and the 11th of March. Our highest priority during this event is to meet you, our business colleagues, to have the opportunity to discuss our training services, and to build relationships and form new business partnerships for the future.

ATC Global 2009, source: www.atcevents.com

The event will showcase all aspects of ATC/ ATM. Entry Point North’s aim during the conference is to bring closer associated organizations, products and services and the latest technologies, trends & developments. All this is part of our vision for the future: to support a global interoperable network by optimizing the training of air traffic controllers.

We believe that you represent a leading voice in the aviation industry and we are pleased to invite you to visit us at our stand. We can be found in Randstad Hall 9, no R409, during the exhibition days. Our team will be waiting for you and we promise the time spent will be of great value.

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Initial Training Graduating Classes

Graduating classes from July 2009 until February 2010

ATC 0832 ACS
Course Supervisor:  Camilla Lind
Graduation  Date:  2009-11-13

Arash Azadfar – LFV
Björn Fransson – LFV
Erik Isaksson – LFV
Billie Key – LFV
Julian Luckhurst – LFV
Marcus Masur – LFV
Peter Nilsson – LFV
Martin Nyberg – LFV
Johannes Roos – LFV
Fredrik Rosenfors – LFV
Erik Sundqvist – LFV



ATC 0844 ADI
Course Supervisor: Michael Smith
Graduation Date: 2009-11-20

Anders Børseth – Avinor
Kim Andre Garmannslund – Avinor
Mari Halvorsen Sundgot – Avinor
Carl Hansson – Avinor
Aleksander Hegdal – Avinor
Thomas Hillesøy – Avinor
Caroline Dahl Jenssen – Avinor
Niklas Larsson – Avinor
Malin Røsnæs Mustorp – Avinor
Björn Nilsson – Avinor
Christian Pedersen – Avinor
Eva Margrethe Nergaard Rathe – Avinor 
Vetle Rydmark – Avinor    
Hege Skamfer – Avinor
Turid Skjær Dretvik – Avinor


AFIS 0944
Course Supervisor: Jørn André Andersen
Graduation Date: 2009-11-27

Thomas Båhl – Avinor
IngerMarie Leknes – Avinor
Jonas Nordmo Myhre – Avinor
Ove Jøran Pettersen – Avinor
Jonas Pfeifer – Avinor
Espen Trollvik – Avinor
Sverre Johan Simonsen – Avinor


ATC 0844 ACS
Course Supervisor: Therese Mohlin
Graduation Date: 2009-12-18

Irene Abrahamsen – Avinor
Trond Halsen – Avinor
Mikael Helcl – Avinor
Sol Maria Hellandsjø – Avinor
Kent Ole Olsen – Avinor
Ragnhild Rykkvin – Avinor
Håvard Stokka – Avinor
Andreas Trolie – Avinor



ATC 0838 ADI
Course Supervisor: Villy Sørensen
Graduation Date: 2010-01-29

Jakob Bennike – Naviair
Christopher Abild Christiansen – Naviair
Sara Hansson – LFV
David Iversen – LFV
Tobias Jacobsson – Naviair
Robin Johansson – LFV
Robert Juhlin – LFV
Klas Karlsson – LFV
Louise Nilsson – LFV
Annica Persson – LFV
Aksel Rye Mortensen – Naviair
Louise Henriette Scheibel – Naviair Hanna Tjernström – LFV
Caroline Westling – LFV
Casper Willadsen Thøgersen – Naviair

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In this issue:

What’s up

ATC 0902 ADI Graduation!
Avinor and LFV

Available Development Training Courses

See the complete list of available Development Training Courses here.

Instructor Info & Confirmation Forms

Information regarding serving as a short-term Instructor on loan from your ANSP can be found here.

For more info

Please visit www.trynorth.com

Entry Point North AB
Nordic ATS Academy
Box 30
SE-230 32 Malmö-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. In accordance with provisions of the EU “Directive 2006/23/EC on a Community air traffic controller licence”, it is also accepted by EU member countries. The ATS 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, about 230 European students or ATCO professionals 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 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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