Entry Point North will train the future Air Traffic Controllers of Prishtina International Airport

Following an open tendering process, Entry Point North training academy in Malmoe, Sweden was selected to be the Air Traffic Control Training provider for Prishtina International Airport in Kosovo for the next 3 years.
Entry Point Norths involvement will start in November 2011 with the evaluation and selection of 10 Kosovo students suitable to start the Basic ATC training course early in 2012. Entry Point North specialists will use various selection tools in Kosovo to identify the most suitable students. The successful candidates will then be enrolled on a 36 week Initial training programme, delivered at one of the largest ATC training academies in Europe. During the selection period the students will also receive Aviation English language and basic Radar and Tower skills training.

Prishtina International Airport needs 10 new controllers. The training will start with a Basic ATC course followed by APS, ADI and APP rating courses. The training will be delivered during 2012 at Entry Point Norths academy in Malmoe. The courses are fully compliant with EUROCONTROL Specifications for ATCO Common Core Content and will be delivered by Entry Point Norths professional multinational staff.

Entry Point North will assist with the arrangement of the students daily living requirements including accommodation and meals during their stay in Sweden.

The simulation aspect of training will be conducted using Prishtina Approach Airspace and the Prishtina Airport layout, both of which have been created for the purpose of this training. Entry Point Norths academy is equipped with more than 180 state-of-the-art simulator positions and high resolution 3D image tower simulators: two 360 and eleven 180.

"We are very pleased that Prishtina International Airport has selected Entry Point North as its training provider. We have seen a lot of interesting developments in Kosovo and we are proud to be working closely together with Prishtina International Airport on meeting its training requirements" -says Flemming Eske Hansen, Commercial Director of Entry Point North.

"I have no doubts about the high training quality at Entry Point North. The great advantages of the academy are its multinational training staff with different expertise and customer orientation strategy. One size does not always fit to all I was very pleased in actually contributing to the training plan" -says Lorik Abdullahu, Chief Controller at PIA "Adem Jashari" ANSP j.s.c. during his visit at the Entry Point North academy.






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About Prishtina International Airport

Prishtina International Airport is an airport in Kosovo dealing with civilian and military air traffic. It was privatised in May 2010 and Limak-Aeroport de Lyon was awarded a 20-year contract to operate the airport. 1.3 million passengers were estimated to use the airport in 2010.

About Entry Point North

Entry Point North is an award winning Air Traffic Management academy. Entry Point North was the first ATM academy accredited under the European Commissions directives towards the vision of the Single European Sky by 2020.

The academy is a total training solution provider, providing a wide range of services:

-Training for air traffic controllers and air traffic services personnel;
- Selection and recruitment according to EUROCONTROL FEAST testing and other testing tools;
- Training of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel;
- Certified aviation English testing;
- Various consultancy services for ANSPs.

Every year more than 300 aspiring and operational ATCOs from various countries are trained at the academys modern facilities in Malmoe, Sweden. Specialised courses within Human Factors and Safety areas are also offered to a diverse range of ATM personnel. These courses develop the individuals non-technical skills such as decision-making and interpersonal communication. In addition, the academy provides a broad range of r ATM related training and consultancy services. Our customers are both regional and international public and private ANSPs, airports, airlines as well military clients. The Entry Point North academy has delivered its services throughout Europe, Middle East and the Far East.

Entry Point North is a recognised international academy with more than 70 employees and consultants originating from over 8 countries. We have more than 180 state-of-the-art simulator positions and high resolution 3D image tower simulators: two 360 and eleven 180. In addition, the academy has a CBT facility with 40 positions to assist and reinforce students learning throughout the courses.

For more information, please contact Business Development Manager Peter Kantner, at +46 734 054 357 or at pek@trynorth.com.
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