Entry Point North announces series of five webinars for the ATSEP community

- Malmo, Sweden.

In the autumn of 2020, we host five webinars for the ATSEP community. At these online events, experts from the field will share their knowledge with you through presentations and Q&As.
Register today for the topics of your choice!



Upcoming updates of regulation EU2017/373

23 September from 10.00 - 11.30 AM CET
Free of charge

During this webinar, Ken Engelstad gives the audience an introduction and background to the amendment to regulation 2017/373 (Annex XIII), as well as the NPA 2020-04 AP and the next steps. The presentation is followed by an interactive Q&A session.

About our speaker: Mr. Ken Engelstad

Mr. Ken Engelstad has a degree in international and European law. Before joining EASA in 2008, he worked at the Belgian air navigation service provider (skeyes) focusing on the Single European Sky legislation. At EASA, he started as a rulemaking officer in the air operations section, then worked as an ATM/ANS rulemaking officer/expert. Since 1 April 2020, he joined the drone section as project manager drones, and acts as a focal point for the development of the U-space regulatory framework.

UTM Systems in an operational environment

7 October from 10.00 - 11.30 AM CET
Free of charge

This webinar gives an introduction on how to facilitate for the rapidly increasing number of UAS (drones) while maintaining flight safety for all airspace users. The perspective is mainly European, but is for the largest part applicable worldwide. We will touch on current and emerging drone services, UTM services and architecture, current and proposed regulation, counter-measures against “rogue drones”, UTM implementation status, and challenges. The presentation is followed by an interactive Q&A session.

About our speaker: Mr. Roger Li

Mr. Roger Li is the UTM (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Manager at LFV (the Swedish Air Navigation Service Provider). He has a Master of Science in Communication and Transport Systems Engineering from Linköping University. Additionally, he has approximately twenty years of work experience in aviation, ranging from R&D on aviation data link applications, standardisation, project management, leading positions in Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) and now UTM.


Collaborative Decision Making - challenges for ATSEP

21 October from 10.00 - 11.30 AM CET
Free of charge

This webinar focuses on how Collaborative Decision Making improves the way airports operate, how ATSEPs fit in, and the increased complexity of systems being introduced to deal with new challenges. The presentation is delivered by Mr. Edward Fullerton from Entry Point North in cooperation with Ms. Caroline Schmeits from IBG, Stockholm. The presentation is followed by an interactive Q&A session.

About our speakers: Mr. Edward Fullerton and Ms. Caroline Schmeits

Mr. Edward Fullerton is an ATSEP Training Specialist at Entry Point North with over 20 years of experience from all over the world. Edward spent his early years learning his profession in the UK Royal Air Force, before moving into Civil Aviation. He has worked at major Airports, notably in London & Dubai, as well as on many contracts in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Ms. Caroline Schmeits is Chief Operating Office at IBG (Independent Business Group Consulting). Previously, Caroline worked at EUROCONTROL where she provided operational expertise in the area of Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM), and at Aviapartner where she had full responsibility for flight operations at Brussels Airport.

Virtual ATC Centre

4 November from 10.00 - 11.30 AM CET
Free of charge

The word virtualisation is used in many relations and the reality is, that, as the vision in the Airspace Architecture, we are talking “Remote En-route ATC”. What are the drivers behind the concept, what are the implications and opportunities, and what are the initial barriers? This is not a SESAR R&D perspective, but COOPANS considerations of how to exploit if the expected benefits are realistic. The presentation is followed by an interactive Q&A session.

About our speakers: Mr. Palle Gericke and Mr. Erik Langevi (Naviair)

Mr. Palle Gericke is Chairman of the COOPANS Improvement Group at Naviair. He has more than 40 years of experience within ATM, among other roles as an Air Traffic Controller. Additionally, he has a master degree in “Innovation & Management of Technology”, DTU, USF, Berkeley, Oxford.
Mr. Erik Langevi is an Air Traffic Controller and Senior ATM Expert at Naviair, as well as COOPANS PoC in SESAR Virtual Center activities, and Validation leader and Project Manager in COOPANS/SESAR.

ATSEP training from a national regulator perspective

18 November from 10.00 - 11.30 AM CET
Free of charge

This webinar details the two phases the Belgian NSA has been carrying out when assessing service providers concerning ATSEP training and competences. These phases are the Implementation phase and the Audit Phase. Additionally, difficult points raised during the verification of the requirements will be addressed. The presentation is followed by an interactive Q&A session.

About our speaker: Mr Eli Belinga Bomba

With an engineering background, Mr. Eli Belinga Bomba, has been working for more than 10 years in the Airport Department of the Belgian CAA where he was involved in 2 types of tasks: regulatory development (European and national level), and cerfitication and oversight. In 2019, he joined the Belgian NSA where his main tasks are the certification, the oversight and enforcement of ANSPs (skeyes, MUAC, ANSPs within FABEC). Additionally, he is in charge of the Interoperability requirements, the monitoring of skeyes ATC units rosters, and of the ATSEP training requirements. It is in the frame of this last responsibility that he will give the webinar on ATSEP training.



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