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Next generation of controllers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia graduate from Entry Point North

posted on Oct 1, 2015

On 1st October students of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia graduated from a two-year’s intensive training programme to become next generation of air traffic controllers. The training programme was performed under the agreement between Entry Point North and the Ministry of Higher Education meeting their special requirements.

The training took place at Entry Point North’s modern training facilities in Sweden and was organised into two semesters of general English and Aviation English training followed by two semesters of Initial ATC training. The initial ATC Training programme consisted of fully ICAO compliant courses comprising both theoretical and intensive hands-on training using state-of-the-art simulators. The curriculum encompassed Basic, Aerodrome, Approach Procedural and Surveillance and other advanced aspects of Air Traffic Management. Throughout the whole programme the students were closely supervised and coached using Entry Point North’s comprehensive assessment process leading to outstandingly good results for the group.

The ATC programme was executed in a close cooperation with GACA and the Ministry of Higher Education ensuring the students acquired the expected knowledge but also thrived living abroad and becoming accustomed to a different training methodology and not at least culture.

“It has been a privilege to train the future air traffic controllers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and seeing them grow, develop and acquire new important professional skills of an ATCO. During the two years we experienced strong support and great cooperation with GACA and Ministry of Higher Education. It has been an honour to work closely together, strengthening the bounds between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sweden” – says Anne Kathrine Jensen, CEO of Entry Point North.


About Entry Point North

Entry Point North is one of the largest global ATS academies. The premier training solutions are carried out in accordance with best practice and international rules, regulations and standards including ICAO and European Commission. Entry Point North was the first ATS academy accredited under the European Commission’s directives towards the vision of the Single European Sky by 2020.

Entry Point North is a total training solution provider. We offer a wide portfolio of training and services to aspiring and operational air traffic controllers, air traffic flight information service officers, air traffic safety electronics, administrative and other aviation-related personnel. Training is delivered at modern facilities in Sweden, Ireland, Hungary, Denmark and at client sites. Our clients are regional and international, public and private air navigation service providers, airports, airlines as well as military organisations and our services are delivered throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Entry Point North is an internationally recognised academy with more than 100 employees and ATM consultants originating from over 19 countries and delivering training for more than 2200 students yearly. Our four modern training facilities are equipped with more than 230 state-of-the-art simulator positions and sixteen high resolution 3D-image tower simulators - two offering 360˚ representation, one 270˚ and thirteen with a 180˚field of view.

For more information, please contact Marketing Manager Inesa Stockunaite, on +46 721 878 609 or at inesa.stockunaite@entrypointnorth.com.



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Inesa Stockunaite

Marketing Manager | Entry Point North AB

Tel: +46 40 694 43 00 | Email: Inesa.Stockunaite@entrypointnorth.com



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