Entry Point North (EPN) has selected Micro Nav Ltd to provide suites of ATC simulators for the upgrade of their Air Traffic Management Academy in Malmö, Sweden.
Established in 2005, the Academy is the first trans-national Academy that specialises in ATM training. EPN is EU certified by Swedish CAA, and trains around 120 new Air Traffic Controllers from Northern Europe each year. Their new business plan invests in new facilities and will extend its training to ANSPs in other countries. EPNs success to date supports their decision to purchase the latest simulation system. Following an evaluation of short-listed companies, Micro Nav Ltd was chosen to provide the training realism, scope and future flexibility required. The extensive networks will cover 52 radar positions, four 180-degree and two 270-degree towers (each with a 6 controller positions), 7 classrooms, 2 briefing rooms as well as data preparation and support workstations. The unique Micro Nav Fast Airport Builder will enable new training contracts to be met with significant savings in time and costs. The project will be delivered in carefully planned phases to minimise disruption to the work of the Academy and will be completed by mid 2009. Micro Nav are providing specialist ongoing support and BEST user training courses to cover operator, engineering and modelling training. Flemming Tidselholdt, System Manager at EPN, said: EPN aims to offer the best and most professional ATC training in Europe. With Micro Navs BEST simulators we have a proven solution that will support our wide range of ATC training courses with the maximum flexibility to meet our future operational and commercial needs. Mike Male, Micro Navs CEO, commented that: This is an exciting opportunity to provide our BEST solution to EPN. We are looking forward to working closely together to support the Academy in delivering first class training for Air Traffic Controllers in Scandinavia and worldwide. Naviair in Denmark and the LFV in Sweden are also using BEST for other advanced ATC simulation and training projects.