5-6 September, 2012(2 days)
at Entry Point North

On 5-6th September Entry Point North hosted the third annual AFIS seminar. Once again almost 50 participants from 12 different nations participated in the unique yearly event for international AFIS community. This time participants as far away as Indonesia took an active part in the seminar – the presentation made by Mr. Rusdi Abdullah and Mr. Wahyu Kurniawan (AFIS representatives in Indonesia) made a great impression and extended the knowledge of AFIS in the East.

During the seminar Mr. Emanuil Radev representing EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) gave a presentation on the European rulemaking process. He highlighted what needs to be done to start a common AFIS rules initiative. Following the presentation, a seminar workshop was performed on the subject of common international AFIS rules.

Mr. Kari Fält from SAAB Remote-Tower solutions introduced the participants to the first remote towers projects in Sweden, Australia and Norway. It followed with intensive question-answer session.

The second day of the seminar was dedicated for Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) subjects. Mr. Jan Morten Myklebust from Stord Airport in Norway presented unique experiences from major accidents with fatal outcome. Psychologist Torben Kjeldsen from Denmark gave a valuable expert advice on how to start a local CISM culture. Base Captain Odd Thomassen and Chief Ground Instructor Kjell-Olav Aasjord from Widerøe provided a presentation on AFIS seen from the pilot’s point of view.

Following very successful experiences from the three annual AFIS Seminars, Entry point North is proud to announce the strategic incentive to organise and grow the annual event in the future. Additionally Entry Point North introduces a new forum website dedicated for AFIS and ATS community named www.meetingpointats.com . The purpose of the forum is to give a daily opportunity for AFIS and ATS community to come in contact with each other, which would be valuable in their daily duties, whilst at the same time encouraging people to further develop and improve their operational best practices. We kindly encourage AFIS and ATS people to register on the forum already now.

Thanks for all the participants and we are already looking forward to seeing you again in the annual AFIS Seminar on 4-5th September in 2013!



5 September: AFIS Seminar Day 1 (at Entry Point North)
08.50 Bus departs from Mayfair Hotel Tunneln
09.30 –10.00Registration and coffee
10.00 – 10.15Seminar opening
10.15 – 11.30AFIS throughout the world - special focus on countries not present at AFIS seminars before
11.30 – 12.30EASA rulemaking process (Emanuil Radev, EASA)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30Remote Tower Operations (Kari Fält, SAAB Remote TWR division)
14.30 – 15.30Workshop: Why is it important to get more common rules for AFIS around the world and which areas have to be top priority?
15.30 – 15.45Coffee break and group picture
15.45 – 16.15Presentations from the workshop groups followed by discussions
16.15 – 16.30Sum up of the day
16.30Bus departs to Mayfair Hotel Tunneln
19.00Seminar dinner
6 September: AFIS Seminar Day 2 (at Mayfair Hotel Tunneln, Adelgatan 2, 21122 Malmoe)
09.00 – 10.30Experiences from accidents at AFIS aerodromes (Jan Morten Myklebust)
10.30 – 10.45Break
10.45 – 12.00Critical Incident Stress Management (Torben Kjeldsen)
12.00 - 13.00Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 AFIS and incidents from pilot perspective (Kjell Olav Aasjord, Widerøe)
14.00 – 14.15Break
14.15 – 15.00 Sum up of the seminar and closing