Mobile ATC Training Unit Comes On Line
Air traffic service academy Entry Point North is offering on-site training in a specially equipped mobile simulation trailer. During September and October, up to 30 tower controllers from Aviation Capacity Resources, a private Swedish air navigation service provider, received emergency training provided in the mobile simulator that was put into operation next to their tower units at Stockholm Västerås and Växjö. The new system delivers ATC training without the need to relocate controllers, thus saving on hotel and travel costs, without disrupting the regular tower work schedule. FAA tower controllers normally receive initial training in a college setting or at the agency’s academy in Oklahoma City, Okla.