The Nordic ATS training academy, EPN, was established in 2006. EPN is owned jointly by Avinor, LFV and Naviair.
Through EPN, Naviair plays a pioneering role in the efforts to harmonise European ATCO training courses. EPN also enhances Naviair’s influence on the development of both existing and future training courses for ATM personnel. Besides providing training services to its owners, EPN has been working on selling training services to other Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) in Europe and beyond in recent years. Most recently, at the end of 2011, EPN concluded agreements on training of ATM personnel from Kosovo and Saudi Arabia.
When ATCO trainees have completed their training at EPN, they continue the practical part of their training in an operational environment, where they are trained in ATM and are certified as ATCOs.
In 2011, in collaboration with Hungarian HungaroControl, EPN established a jointly owned ATS training academy in Budapest on a joint venture basis. The new academy has been named Entry Point Central (EPC).
Future Hungarian ATCOs will be trained using Scandinavian training methods.
The first class of Hungarian trainees started at the aca-demy in September 2011. Over time, it is the ambition for the new academy to offer training to ATCO trainees from other countries in the region as well.
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